Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, His Excellency Eliam Tangirongo has presented his Letter of Introduction to Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern on Monday 15 November 2021.

Upon receiving Excellency Tangirongo’ s Letter of Introduction, Prime Minister Ardern congratulated His Excellency’s appointment on his tour of duty.

In response, High Commissioner Tangirongo thanked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for accepting his credentials and endeavors to work in close collaboration with the New Zealand Government.

Prime Minister Ardern conveyed New Zealand’s ongoing strong bilateral support to the Solomon Islands Government and looks forward to work closely with the Solomon Islands High Commission to New Zealand.

Some of the issues discussed during their brief dialogue during the ceremony were:

  • New Zealand’s support in terms of the Covid19 Vaccination roll out and its management in the Solomon Islands.
  • New Zealand’s infrastructure and development support to the Solomon Islands.
  • New Zealand’s support in Education and Climate change.
  • Solomon Island’s participation in the Recognised Seasonal Employee (RSE) scheme.

These were said to be some of the more pressing issues that required urgent attention.

High Commissioner Tangirongo informed Prime Minister Ardern on the current State of Public Emergency (SoPE) situation in the Solomon Islands and looks forward to work collaboratively with the New Zealand Government in strengthening and deepening the long standing mutual bilateral relations between the two countries.

High Commissioner Eliam Tangirongo replaces H.E. Lady Joy Kere whose term ended in February 2020.

Source: GCU