THE Government (SIG) says it has appointed Kayhan Khadem as the country’s Honorary Consul in Auckland, New Zealand.
This follows a Cabinet approval and official exequatur signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade in August 2016.
A statement from Government Communication Unit said, the appointment of Mr Khadem was done in accordance with the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) and the Protocol Guidelines of the host country.
“The New Zealand government has granted an exequatur for Mr Khadem on 2nd June 2016 as the Solomon Islands Honorary Consul with jurisdictions over Auckland and Northland.”
Mr Khadem is the managing Director of Pro-design Architect with its Head Office in Auckland with country offices in Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.
He brings vast experiences and connections in the business sector as an active member of the New Zealand Pacific Business Council.
Mr Khadem has lived in Solomon Islands for more than 20 years and continues to maintain business connections in the Solomon Islands though based in New Zealand.
The Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Auckland works in close consultation with the Solomon Islands High Commission in Wellington to advance, trade and investment interests of Solomon Islands in New Zealand.