Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP was welcomed with a 19th gun salute in front of the Australian Parliament yesterday in Canberra on Monday 14th August 2017.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Honourable Milner Tozaka joined several Pacific Leaders and other Ministers in Noumea, New Caledonia last week from 27th to 28th July 2017 to attend the 10th Pacific Community Conference under the theme of “Innovative Partnership for Sustainable Development”.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade reaffirms its commitment on the establishment of the Solomon Islands High Commission in London.

The Solomon Islands High Commission to the UK, which became operational on 3rd April 2017, is part of the Governments political commitment in enhancing bilateral and multilateral diplomatic commitments in the UK. Hence, the London Mission remains a priority mission for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.

The Solomon Islands Ambassador to the United States of America His Excellency Robert Sisilo, presented his credentials to the United States President His Excellency Donald Trump on Friday 21st July 2017 at the White House, in Washington DC.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Milner Tozaka acknowledges New Zealand’s assistance to Solomon Islands when meeting his counter-part, the Hon. Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday 4th July in Wellington. It was the first time for both Ministers to meet since Minister Brownlee replaces former Foreign Minister, Murray McCully in May this year.

The visiting Taiwanese Foreign Minister Hon. Dr. David Lee has had a constructive bilateral talk with his Solomon Islands counterpart Hon. Milner Tozaka at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Headquarters in Honiara on Tuesday this week.

Solomon Islands Permanent Representative to the United Nations, His Excellency Ambassador Robert Sisilo has been commissioned today as High Commissioner-designate to Canada.

Here, in a side event of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at the New York-based United Nations, Mrs Ethel Sigimanu, Permanent Secretary for Women, Youth and Children Affairs, was referring to the issue of violence against women in Solomon Islands.  

The Government has formally announced Peter Kenilorea Junior as the new substantive Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has assured the new Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Roger Luo that the Solomon Islands-Taiwan relationship ‘can only grow stronger and stronger.’