The non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Tim Mawe has presented his letter of credential to the Acting Governor General, Hon. Patterson J Oti during a ceremony at Government house today.
In receiving the letter of credence, Acting Governor General, Hon. Patterson Oti welcomed His Excellency, Tim Mawe as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and assures him of the warm and cordial relationship between Ireland and Solomon Islands despite the geographical distance.
Acting Governor General Oti said both countries relationship is also centered on our shared similarities, both in milestones and challenges as Small Islands States.
Hon. Oti said he is pleased of Ireland’s continuous commitment and engagement in tackling global issues.
“I would also like to acknowledge Ireland’s support to Solomon Islands and the Pacific region through its membership in the European Union.
“This further affirms Ireland’s continuous commitment and efforts in the global arena to uphold the principles of effective multilateralism, a necessary and vital medium by which the international community must utilize to address pressing global issues including climate change.
Further acknowledgement was made to Ireland’s engagement and cooperation in the region, including their financial establishment with the ADB to encourage and build more investments in areas of climate resilience and disaster, risk management.
Hon. Oti welcomed and looks forward to closer development cooperation with Ireland on common areas and priorities that are of mutual benefit to both countries.
The Acting Governor General said with Mr. Mawe’s experience as a learned career diplomat, he trusts there will be further strengthening and deepening of both countries bilateral relations through new areas of developmental and economic cooperation and people to people diplomacy.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Tim Mawe said Ireland remains committed to tackling global issues that affects all, especially climate change and the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone.
He said Ireland was closely involved in their agreement and more recently their renewal.
“For us they are not just nice words on paper. We are investing in their implementation, including in Solomon Islands.
“I hope during my time as Ambassador to Solomon Islands I will be able to build on the ties between our two great peoples, He added.
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