Foreign Affairs

Solomon Islands Nationals can now travel visa free to all EU member states following the signing of the SI-EU Short Stay Visa Waiver Agreement which facilitates this visa free travel to Europe.

Solomon Islands recently participated in a four day workshop on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 3-6 May.

A school in one of Solomon Islands remote atoll islands is the latest recipient of computers donated by the Government of Georgia under a bilateral agreement with the Solomon Islands Government.

The Solomon Islands High Commission in New Zealand celebrated the 38th Independence Anniversary in Auckland on 7th July 2016. During the occasion, Her Excellency Lady Joy Finioa Kere, the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand acknowledged the assistance provided by New Zealand to Solomon Islands since independence and for the friendship and the cordial relations that both countries have enjoyed even before Solomon Islands gain its independence in 1978.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka, has called on the world’s major emitters to significantly reduce their emissions and avail dedicated financial and technical support to address the needs of climate change-displaced people.

New British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency David Ward has pledged to bolster British’ relations with Solomon Islands to new levels despite its exit from the European Union.

Waisisi Community High School in Malaita Province became the 11th recipient of computers which were generously donated by the Georgian Government to the people of Solomon Islands.

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today, 20th September 2016, called for the urgent enforcement of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Prime Minister Sogavare left for Brisbane today, Friday 16th September, en route to New York for the 71st United Nations General Assembly.

The 71st UN General Assembly General Debate will take place from the 16th to 25th September. This year, the focus will be on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which were adopted at the 70th UNGA. In addition three high-level meetings on refugees and migrants, antimicrobial resistance and the Paris Climate Agreement will set the tone for the week.

The newly appointed Fiji-based UNICEF Representative for the Pacific Island Countries, Sheldon Yett, presented his credentials to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka today.