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Presentation of Credentials by the Ambassador in Solomon Islands

 

 The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Canberra, Mr. Karim Medrek paid from the 25th to the 28th of September 2019 an official visit to Solomon Islands.

In this regard, the Ambassador presented his credentials, on the 26th of September, to the Governor General of Solomon Islands, Mr. David Vunagi, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Solomon Islands with residence in Canberra.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, Mr. Medrek transmitted to the Solomon's Head of State the greetings of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and His best wishes of prosperity and welfare to the people of Solomon Islands.

The Ambassador reiterated Morocco's willingness to work closely with the Government of Solomon Islands to reinforce bilateral ties in a number of common interest areas.

While recalling the political and socio-economic achievements of the Kingdom, the Ambassador expressed his country's willingness to share its expertise and know-how with Solomon Islands in a number of fields.

The Ambassador seized the occasion to salute the excellence of cooperation between the two countries at the multilateral level, generally and the United Nations level, specefically, due to the fact that both countries share common views on a number of international issues.

For his part, the Governor General of Solomon Islands, Mr. David Vunagi seized this opportunity to transmit his greetings to His Majesty the King of Morocco, expressing his admiration for the Sovereign's role on the regional and international spheres.

Mr. Vunagi also underlined that eight years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and Solomon Islands in 2011, the moment has come to give a new impetus to these ties.

In the framework of his visit to Honiara, the Ambassador of His Majesty the King was received by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Mr. Manasseh Damukana Sogavare.

Furthermore, the Ambassador held talks with various governmental, parliamentarian and opposition personalities in Solomon Islands, notably the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, the Minister of Development and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade as well as the Head of the Foreign Affairs Commission at Solomon's Parliament and the Leader of the Opposition.

The model of stability of the Kingdom, its commitment to African causes and its role in the implementation of cooperation programs with the Pacific Island Countries have been among the themes discussed during these meetings.

With a population of around 640.000 inhabitants and relying on resources such as Timber, Tuna and Vegetables, Solomon Islands, a constitutional monarchy, member of the Commonwealth, figures as one of the most promising countries in terms of growth prospects in the Pacific region.