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Solomon Islands announces support for Republic of Korea’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has assured the Republic of Korea of Solomon Islands support towards its candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the 2024-2025 term. 

Prime Minister Sogavare personally assured His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea in a bilateral meeting.  

PM Hon. M Sogavare MP and ROK President HE Yoon Suk Yeol

“Multilaterally, rest assured of our support for the Republic of Korea’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council, we hope this could be reciprocated in 2032 for Solomon Islands UN Security Council candidature,” the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Sogavare also congratulated the President of Korea for the excellent arrangement his Government has put in place for the historic Summit. 

“I look forward to the engagement and stand ready to work with you on all issues of mutual concern.”

Mr Sogavare said, Solomon Islands has one of the highest electricity costs in the world however, Korean Company, K- Water is Solomon Islands major partner on the Tina hydro project. The country is hopeful, once Tina hydro is operational, electricity cost will reduce and more investors will be attracted to do business in the country. 

“I would encourage more of such investment from Korea which could invest and connect more of our provinces to the grid,” he said.

PM Sogavare and President HE Yoon Suk Yeol during their bilateral

He also acknowledged The Korean Government’s support to the Solomon Islands National University, especially the School of Fisheries construction. 

He said, Solomon Islands is sad that the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) who built SINU’s Fisheries school left the country in 2021 during the pandemic and hope in time KOICA will return to the Solomon Islands.

Meanwhile the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Yoon Suk Yeol informed Prime Minister Sogavare that it’s been thirteen years since the last Prime Minister of Solomon Islands visited South Korea. President Yoon Suk Yeol also acknowledged Solomon Islands for such a gracious host for Korean companies including Eagon, Hyundai Kosol Company Ltd and K-Water Company. 

PM Hon. M.Sogavare MP and Delegation with President Yoon Suk Yeol during the Bilateral

President Yoon Suk Yeol also conveyed his best wishes for the Solomon Islands’ successful hosting of the 2023 Pacific Games in November this year and pledge his support for the games. 

Solomon Islands looks forward to Korea’s support for the 2023 Pacific Games and thank Korea for its kind gesture. 


Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat