28 Mar 2019

Solomons high commission in Malaysia closed down

5:32 pm on 28 March 2019

The Solomon Islands government is closing down the country's High Commission in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, just five years after it opened.

The Solomon Islands flag

Photo: RNZI

An official has told the Solomon Star newspaper that the commission hadn't met the government's expectations.

It was opened in 2013, under the Gordon Darcy Lilo government, which had developed a "Look North" policy.

Kuala Lumpur was chosen because of its location as a regional hub and importance to the Solomons in terms of trade, investment, tourism and its agricultural involvement, particularly oil palm developments.