Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Eliam Tangirongo presented his Letter of Introduction to Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on Monday, November 15, 2021.
Upon receiving Tangirongo’ s Letter of Introduction, Prime Minister Ardern congratulated him on his new appointment.
In response, Tangirongo thanked Prime Minister Ardern for accepting his credentials and endeavours 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 on 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 Climates change, and Solomon Island’s participation in the Recognised Seasonal Employee (RSE) scheme as one of the pressing issues that requires some urgent attention.
Tangirongo informed 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 Joy Kere whose term ended in February 2020.
–GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION UNIT