Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Permanent Secretary talking to members of the local press on Thursday.







THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade remains steadfast in committing up to 5,000 workers into the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme by the end of 2022, with further opportunities from New Zealand on the horizon.

DPM Maelanga escorts PM Sogavare on arrival




Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation arrived home today after successfully completing his overseas engagements.

PS MMERE, Dr Christopher Vehe with other panel members during the High Level discussion on geothermal energy




As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), geothermal energy could be the key to unlocking a greener economy in the Solomon Islands. This sentiment was echoed by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, Dr Christopher Vehe at the 2nd Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) High Level Conference held recently in San Salvador – El Salvador.

PM Hon. M. Sogavare and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan



Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare held bilateral talks with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan during a stop-over in Singapore early this week during his return from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York.

DPM Maelanga meets Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga returned home on Friday after representing Solomon Islands at the state funeral accorded to former Japanese Prime Minister late Shinzo Abe on Tuesday (27 September) in Tokyo, Japan.

Ambassador H.E Busadee Santipitaks and Governor General Sir David Vunagi


Her Excellency Busadee Santipitaks, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand, presented her Letter of Credence to the Governor General Sir David Vunagi at the Government House today. This event signifies another step forward in the bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and Solomon Islands in this post pandemic era.

Acting PS Cornelius Walegerea, Ambassador Safta, Acting Governor General Patterson Oti and Supervising Foreign Minister Frederick Kologeto



The Ambassador of Romania to Solomon Islands H.E Radu Gabriel Safta, presented his Credentials to the Acting-Governor General, Hon. Patterson Oti at Government House on Thursday 22nd September.

PM and delegation attending Millennium Challenge Corporation MCC meeting in Washington DC today



Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has arrived in Washington DC ahead of a two days U.S- Pacific Island Countries Summit beginning tomorrow Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th September (today being Tuesday 27th Sept).

DPM Maelanga lays his commemorative wreath during the state funeral on Tuesday

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga paid tribute and conveyed sincere condolences to the family of the former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe on behalf of the Government and People of Solomon Islands in Tokyo.

Honorary Consule of Solomon Islands Mr Takahiro Kitano, DPM Manasseh Maelanga and Member of the House of Representatives Mutai Shunsuke

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has received interest from Japan’s Parliamentary Friendship Association to establish ties with Solomon Islands.