Sisilo commissioned, take up UN posting

Robert Sisilo, the country’s new Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was commissioned yesterday. Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, George Milner Tozaka, officiated the ceremony. The ceremony, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET), was witnessed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Joseph Ma’ahanua and senior officials from the ministry.…

Country farewells ROC ambassador

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has farewelled the out-going ROC/Taiwan Ambassador to Solomon Islands Victor Te-Sun Yu. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Milner Tozaka hosted a farewell dinner, which the ambassador said was an honourable thing to him. Mr Tozaka expressed the government’s appreciation for the leadership and wisdom possessed by H.E in guiding Taiwan’s…

PM Sogavare welcomes new NZ envoy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Don Higgins, following his arrival in the country. The Prime Minister conveyed greetings on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government and People to His Excellency Higgins in a courtesy meeting in the Prime Minister’s office yesterday. A statement from…

Beck takes up duties in Australia

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday commissioned the country’s new High Commissioner to Australia, Colin David Beck. The commissioning ceremony held in the Cabinet Chamber was presided over by the Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu and Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Kereta Sanga in the presence of the Minister…

PM travels to Vanuatu for border signing

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare will leave for Port Vila tomorrow Tuesday 4th October to sign a historic Maritime Boundary Treaty with his Ni-Vanuatu counterpart, Prime Minister Charlot Salwai. The signing of the treaty came about after 32 years of negotiations between Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu. The two Prime Minister’s will sign…

New British envoy pledges closer relations after Brexit

The New British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency David Ward has pledged to bolster British’ relations with Solomon Islands to new levels despite Britain’s exit from the European Union. Mr Ward made the assurance when he presented his credentials to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga today at the Prime Minister Office. Mr…

PM Sogavare welcomes Japan’s pledge

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has joined other Pacific Islands leaders attending the   71st   United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in welcoming Japan’s pledge of a US$540-Million development cooperation funding for the Pacific region through the International Finance Cooperation of the World Bank for the period of 2015 to 2017. Pacific Island leaders including Prime Minister Sogavare…