Foreign Affairs


13 July 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele with US Honorary Consul to Solomon Islands, Ms Keithie Saunders

On 26th June 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable Jeremiah Manele, presented an Exequatur to Ms Keithie Saunders formally recognising her as the United States Honorary Consul to Solomon Islands for the next 18 months.

Hon. Jeremiah Manele exchanges signed notes with Japan Embassy’s Chargé D'affaires Junji Yamazaki

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele signed the exchange of notes with Japan’s Representative, Chargé d'affaires, Junji Yamazaki on 17th June 2020  for the assistance towards economic and development project focusing on the health sector.

Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele expressed his disappointment on the deliberate distortion of his press statement issued yesterday by the leader of Opposition today.

Solomon Islands Foreign Minister, the Hon. Jeremiah Manele registered his disappointment on the statement issued by Malaita Province Premier, the Hon Daniel Suidani on Monday when the Premier made reference to the Republic of China as a state rather than a province of the People’s Republic of China.

Hon. Manele Receiving the Relief Fund from the PRC Government

Solomon Islands acknowledge China’s assistance towards its effort to combat COVID-19 in the country and humanitarian assistance for TC Harold. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele receive a cheque from the representative of the Chinese Embassy in Honiara on Wednesday 15th April 2020.

Minister Manele with Solomon Islands government officials and staff of the Chinese Embassy after the signing and handover ceremony.

The signing of the Exchange of Letters for the 2023 Pacific Games Stadium Project was held on 15th April in Honiara, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele and China’s Representative, Chargé d'affaires, Yao Ming.

H.E.Lady Joy Kere and Sir. Dr. Nathan Kere with New Zealand Governor General The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy at the New Zealand Government House.

High Commissioner Lady Joy Kere served as High Commissioner to New Zealand for the past 6 years since the establishment of the High Commission of Solomon Islands to New Zealand in 2014. 

Not only is High Commissioner Kere the first Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, but she is also the first female Solomon Islands High Commissioner.

Acting Foreign Affairs Deputy Secretary Cornelius Walegerea, Minister for MFAET Hon. Jeremiah Manele, Counsellor Ellison Mason from the Solomon Island High Commission.

Solomon Islands has reaffirmed its commitment to support the work of the MSG Secretariat during the MSG Governing Body Meeting in Suva this week.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele echoed those sentiments during the MSG Foreign Ministers Meeting.

BSD Co-Chairs, Ms Kathy Klugman, First Assistant Secretary, Office of the Pacific, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Mr Collin Beck, Permanent Secretary, Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, with the Solomon Islands and Australian delegations

The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade hosted the annual 3rd Solomon Islands – Australia Bilateral Security Dialogue in Honiara on 30 October 2019.