THE National Government has appointed Dr Claudia Seutter von Lötzen as Solomon Islands Honorary Consul to Germany.
Dr Seutter von Lötzen’s formal appointment was facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade through the Embassy of Solomon Islands in Brussels, Belgium, with the consent of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
Dr Seutter von Lötzen will work as Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Munich with jurisdiction over the entire federal territory.
With the appointment of the Honorary Consul in Germany, the National Government aims to increase engagement and bilateral cooperation with Germany in the areas of trade and investment, climate-change and renewable energy, education, health, and capacity-building initiatives, as well as social and cultural exchanges.
The Honorary Consul will also provide consular services to Solomon Islands citizens visiting, studying and residing in Germany.
In formalising her appointment, Ambassador Mose held a number of bilateral meetings with the German Federal Foreign Office and other Agencies to introduce the Honorary Consul.
Courtesy meetings were also held with the State Chancery office of Berlin and Munich, respectively. The delegation also held meetings with relevant German stakeholders to enhance Solomon Islands-Germany’s renewed bilateral cooperation.
“We are very pleased to have found such an accomplished honorary consul candidate for our country in Dr Seutter von Lötzen. With her on-the-ground knowledge of Solomon Islands, as well as her professional expertise here in Germany, we are sure that she will represent our country in the best possible way,” explained Ambassador Mose.
Dr Seutter von Lötzen is a German national and a practising lawyer by profession with 20 years of experience in senior cooperate management.
She resided in Solomon Islands between 2011 to 2014, where her family was engaged in the Diving Tourism sector.
During her time in Solomon Islands, Dr Seutter von Lötzen engaged in consultancy services with Government Ministries and NGOs, and also engaged proactively with local Solomon Islands businesses, including the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry