Foreign Affairs

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and the Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon Stanley Sofu yesterday held bilateral discussions with the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Islands, Hon Concetta Ferriavante-Wells on various issues of bilateral interest between Solomon Islands and Australia.

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Special Leaders’ Summit in Honiara concluded yesterday with the reaching of a number of key decisions on issues of interest to the Melanesian sub-regional bloc.

The MSG (Melanesian Spearhead Group) Foreign Ministers have successfully completed their one-day meeting last Thursday 16th June in Lautoka, Republic of Fiji.

Solomon Islands has signed the Paris Climate Agreement along with 175 other United Nations member states in New York last Friday, April 22nd.

A seasoned Fijian diplomat has been appointed as Director General of the Port Vila-based Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat.

Climate Change impacts on vulnerable Islands States like Solomon Islands has dominated discussions between Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and the visiting Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea Hon. Gian Luca Galletti in Honiara today.

Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Milner Tozaka has been conferred with the “Award of Grand Officer of the Order of Star of Italy” in recognition of Solomon Islands ongoing effort to advocate against the impacts of Climate Change.

Israel’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Islands, Her Excellency (HE) Simona Halperin paid a courtesy call to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare this afternoon.