Solomon Islands is composed of 90 inhabited islands and more than 900 uninhabited islands and atolls grouped into nine provinces. Located east of fellow g7+ member Papua New Guinea in the south Pacific, Solomon Islands gained independence from Britain in 1978.
Conflict broke out in 1998 as a result of rivalry between the Isatabus ethnic group on Guadalcanal, the largest island, and migrants from the neighboring island of Malaita. Violent lawlessness and unrest continued until an Australia-led peacekeeping force arrived in 2003 and arrested rebel leaders, collected illegal weapons, and restored order. The force withdrew in 2013, leaving a small security mission behind to train and support local police.
Under the framework of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI), the Government of Solomon Islands has been working to promote reconciliation and economic development as a foundation for long-term stability, security and prosperity and the mission concluded in June 2017.
||H.E. Frank KABUI
||H.E. Rick HOU
|Minister of Finance and Treasury
||H.E. Snyder Rini
|g7+ Focal Point
||Mr. Peter MAE, Under Secretary – Policy Planning Programme Development, Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace
New Deal Implementation
Solomon Islands joined the g7+ in 2010 and has endorsed the New Deal.