Solomon Islands and the Republic of Kosovo have signed a Joint Communiqué for the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Honourable Milner Tozaka and Kosovo’s Ambassador to Australia, Dr Sabri Kigmari signed the documents in the presence of senior Foreign Affairs and Trade Officials.
Minister Tozaka thanked Ambassador Kigmari for finally cementing an important occasion for the two sovereign states.
A statement from the Government Communications quotes Mr Tozaka saying it enhances the importance of having friends by our side as we face the challenges ahead cooperatively and look into the possibility of creating investment opportunity, trade programs and possible exchanges of ideas.
He adds the establishment of a relationship marks a vibrant future where culture, institutional knowledge, trade, investments, development and political support are exchanged.
Solomon Islands is the latest of 108 countries that formally recognized the Republic of Kosovo as an independent state.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Kigmari says he is pleased his country has now cemented its relationship with Solomon Islands.
His Excellency Kigmari adds he looks forward to strengthening the economic and development cooperation between the two states.
He assures the Government, he will not hesitate to pursue anything that benefits the two country’s citizens.
Among the many development opportunities ahead, Ambassador Kigmari says his government is prepared to cooperate initially in the areas of education and people to people relations.
Ambassador Kigmari is based in Canberra, Australia.