Israeli Government appoints North Malaitan as Honorary Consul in Solomon Islands
This is the first time an indigenous Solomon Islander has been recognized to take up this position in his or her home country.
Leleana Firisua of Malaita Province receives official commissioning as Israeli's Honorary Consul to the Solomon Islands based in Honiara today.
Mr Firisua says it is a great honour to represent the nation of Israel in the Solomon Islands.
He says it has taken sixty-one years for Israel to have representation in the Solomon Islands and Israel is a nation close to the heart of many Solomon Islanders.
Mr Firisua's commissioning takes place today afternoon at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.