Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has told a visiting South Korean business executive, Young Ju Park, that his Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government will amend the country’s citizenship laws to allow dual citizenships.
He says people from other countries with Solomon Islands connections can apply for dual citizenships after the amendment to the citizenship laws.
A government statement today says Prime Minister Sogavare has not revealed when his government will submit to Parliament the amendment to the citizenship laws.
Meanwhile, he says the Ministry of Home Affairs which supervises the Citizenship portfolio will be putting together the amendment to the Citizenship Act.
The Prime Minister says the government has decided to allow dual citizenships following exerted pressure by people overseas with Solomon Islands connections through marriage, birth and descendants but do not want to surrender their current citizenships to the countries of residency.
Solomon Islands descendants are also in Australia, Fiji and Samoa.