Relations between Switzerland and the Solomon Islands are marginal. There are no notable economic ties with this sparsely populated Pacific island state.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Solomon Islands
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).
Scholars and artists from the Solomon Islands can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to the State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation (SERI).
Diplomatic relations are maintained by the Swiss embassy in Canberra (Australia); the consulate general is located in Sydney.
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.