New Zealand appoints new High Commissioner to Solomons

3:01 pm on 9 September 2019

New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs has announced the appointment of career diplomat Georgina Roberts as New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

The new director of Pacific Connections at MFAT, Georgina Roberts

Georgina Roberts Photo: Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Winston Peters said Georgina Roberts is well qualified for the appointment.

She is currently Director of the ministry's Pacific Connections based in Auckland, she has also previously served as New Zealand's High Commissioner to Vanuatu and held other diplomatic appointments in South Africa and Ethiopia.

"New Zealand has a long running relationship with Solomon Islands, including our previous involvement in the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands" Me Peters said.

"The new High Commissioner will be leading our development work in the Solomon Islands, which focuses on helping develop its core state services, boosting regional connectivity, creating opportunities for economic diversification and improving management of natural resources."