World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

SI, Switzerland Establish Diplomatic Relations


Solomon Islands And Switzerland Signed Joint Communiqué To Establish Diplomatic Relations

Solomon Islands and the Swiss Confederation [Switzerland] have established formal diplomatic relations after the signing of a joint communiqué between their representatives to day in Canberra, Australia.

His Excellency Mr. Christian Muhlethaler Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Australia, and His Excellency Mr Victor Ngele, High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to Australia signed the joint communiqué on behalf of their two governments.

In his brief remarks to mark the signing ceremony Mr Ngele said "the signing of the Joint Communiqué between the two countries signifies the commitment of the two countries to establish diplomatic relations and cooperate in areas of mutual interests not only for the benefit of the two countries' citizens but for the common good of humanity as a whole.

Mr Ngele said Solomon Islands believes that it is through the common understanding and cooperation between nations through the establishment and nurturing of friendly relations that is the pre-requisite to fostering and sustaining international peace, security and justice for all.

He added that despite being a small island state in the South Pacific region, far from the continent of Europe, Solomon Islands sees itself not as an isolated island but that it is a member of the global community.

"In order for it Solomon Islands to harness the benefits of globalization, Solomon Islands recognises the need to align itself with nations that it share common values, beliefs and principles of democracy, good governance, the rule of law, gender equity and equality, equal opportunities for all in terms of education, employment and business," Mr Ngele said.

Meanwhile High Commissioner Ngele praised his colleague, Ambassador Muhlethaler for his initiative and support in materializing the idea of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries, and gave assurance that Solomon Islands looks forward to developing and nurturing its relations with the Swiss Confederation and to cooperate in areas of mutual concern and interests for the benefit of the two countries' citizens, and the global community at large.

ENDS

Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives | RSS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Tigray: Eritrean Refugees ‘scared And Struggling To Eat’ Amid Aid Obstacles
For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday...
More>>

UN News: Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres... More>>


Tonga Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction
At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage... More>>

Ethiopia: UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa... More>>


Tigray: Agencies Suspend Aid As ‘Scores’ Are Killed Due To Airstrikes
Recent airstrikes on camps for internally displaced persons and refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, have reportedly killed scores of civilians, including children, and left many more injured... More>>


UN News: For 25th Year In A Row, Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC