Georgia’s first ever Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Vladimir Konstantinidi has presented his Letters of Credence to Acting Governor General Sir Allan Kemakeza at Government House last Thursday.
Georgia and Solomon Islands has established diplomatic relations in March 2011.
Georgia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It has a territory of 69,700 square kilometers with a population of almost 5 million.
Since the recent establishment of diplomatic relations in March 2011, the two countries have slowly grown and enjoyed cordial relations over the past three years.
“I am confident that we will continue to maintain and allow our relations to flourish into the future years,” said Sir Allan.
Sir Allan also pledged that the remoteness of the geographical location between the two countries will not hinder bilateral affiliations that are founded and nurtured on a common world view on many international issues at institutions like the UN and other International forums.
Ambassador Konstantinidi is hopeful that the establishment of relations between George and Solomon Islands will significantly intensify contacts and create stronger basis for cooperation.
“Opening our mission in the region and accreditation of our Embassy to Honiara represents a clear sign of our desire to have a long term commitment to the country and the whole region,” Ambassador Konstantinidi said.
Ambassador Konstantinidi acknowledged his Government’s gratitude to Solomon Islands for supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty which is the issue of critical importance to Georgia.
“We appreciate your principle position towards the inadmissibility of the recognition of independence for Georgia’s occupied territories and we would highly appreciate your assistance in seeking the possibilities for enhancing our engagement in the pacific region through the Pacific Islands Forum,” he added.
Ambassador Konstantinidi is based in Canberra. He is schedule to meet top government officials including Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo during his visit here.
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