SOLOMON ISLANDS AND KOREA DEEPEN BILATERAL TIES
With the bilateral cooperation between Solomon Islands and Korea thriving in the recent years, the two countries have this week discussed issues of mutual interests and further solidify existing collaboration.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Honourable Jeremiah Manele and the Korean Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, H.E CHO Seung-hwan, met in Suva, Fiji yesterday.
“Solomon Islands recognize all the support and assistance that is provided to our country, especially in education, fisheries, forestry and health” said Foreign Minister Manele.
The dialogue reaffirmed commitments as well as deepen and solidify current ties between the two countries where the leaders exchanged views on matters of bilateral and regional interest and ongoing cooperation and logistic investment for PG 2023.
Solomon Islands also convey its keen interest to see the reestablishment of the KOICA Office in Honiara after its closure in 2020.
Solomon Islands also acknowledge key bilateral support provided by Korea over the years.
The Republic of Korea’s new foreign policy is the New Southern Policy, a desire to diversify and cultivate ROK’s relations with its neighboring countries.
Solomon Islands established diplomatic relations with ROK in 1979 a year after Solomon Islands gained political sovereign status.