26 Apr 2011

Solomons to open three more embassies

3:07 pm on 26 April 2011

Solomon Islands is widening its diplomatic presence, with developments pending in three countries.

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports that two new foreign missions open next month, in Cuba and Geneva, Switzerland.

The Geneva embassy is to maintain the Solomons relationship with the UN agencies and other international organisations based there.

The foreign minister, Peter Shanel, says the Cuban embassy will look after the welfare of the Solomon Islands students studying there.

The third development is in Suva where the interim Fiji government has allocated 1.7 hectares of land for the construction of a new Solomons mission.