External Trade

Solomon Islands has presented its 3rd Trade Policy review report to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on the 13th of December.

The Labor Mobility Unit (LMU) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Tradeis stressing tothe general publicthe importance of verifying the legitimacy of Agents whorecruit for the New Zealand Recognized Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE) and the Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has lauded the Mota Lava Treaty as providing a ‘good’ opportunity for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to address the relationship of their two maritime border provinces- Temotu Province in Solomon Islands and Torba Province of Vanuatu.

Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu have signed a Maritime Border Treaty on Friday 7th October ending 33 years of negotiations over the common border of the two nations south of the Solomon Islands and north of Vanuatu.

Vanuatu President His Excellency Baldwin Lonsdale has awarded the late Senda Fifi’i, a Solomon Islands’ former career Foreign Affairs official, the Vanuatu Presidential Medal of Honour for his service in the Maritime Boundary issue between the Republic of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands while serving in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will leave for Port Vila tomorrow Tuesday 4th October to sign a historic Maritime Boundary Treaty with his Ni-Vanuatu counterpart, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai.

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare today, Wednesday 22nd September, deposited Solomon Islands Instrument of Ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon in New York, where he is attending the 71st United Nations General Assembly.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Conservation, Climate Change and Meteorology, Dr Melchior Mataki today signed an agreement aimed at ensuring the effective operation of the Global Climate Fund (GCF) in Solomon Islands.

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga will head a strong Government delegation to attend the 47TH Pacific Islands Forum Meeting in Ponphei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) on Saturday.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka on Monday 29th August 2016 signed a revised Joint Commitment for Development with his New Zealand counter-part, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully in Wellington, New Zealand.