Bilateral relations Switzerland–Solomon Islands

Relations between Switzerland and the Solomon Islands are marginal. There are no notable economic ties with this sparsely populated Pacific island state.

Key aspects of relations

The Solomon Islands benefit from Switzerland’s involvement in regional projects, particularly in the area of climate change. For example, the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable, which is carried out with the partner organisation the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP).

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Scholars and artists from the Solomon Islands can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to the State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation (SERI).

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Diplomatic relations are maintained by the Swiss embassy in Canberra (Australia); the consulate general is located in Sydney.

Treaty database

Tourism in the Solomon Islands

Official website of the Solomon Islands government

Swiss nationals in the Solomon Islands

At the end of 2012, there were four Swiss citizens living in the Solomon Islands, two of whom had dual citizenship.

History of bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations were established between Switzerland and the Solomon Islands with the signing of a “Joint Communiqué” in Canberra on 19 December 2007.