Support to Solomon Islands 2021

26/10/2023 Deployments and Diplomacy, Ministerial briefing

This publication provides information surrounding the 2021 decision to provide New Zealand Defence Force support to Solomon Islands.

Support to Solomon Islands 2021
2.3 MB
26 Oct 2023

The pack comprises the following documents:

  • 29 November 2021 Aide Memoire: Options for an NZDF Deployment as part of New Zealand’s Assistance to the Solomon Islands
  • 1 December 2021 Ministerial submission: New Zealand Defence Deployment to Solomon Islands 
  • 3 December 2021 Ministerial submission: Deployment of a New Zealand Defence Force Offshore Patrol Vessel to Solomon Islands

It has been necessary to withhold certain information in accordance with the following provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. Where information is withheld, the relevant sections of the Act are indicated in the body of the document. Where information has been withheld in accordance with section 9(2) of the Act, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it.

Information is withheld where making it available would be likely to prejudice:

  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]
  • the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on the basis of confidence by the Government of any other country [section 6(b)(i)].

Information is also withheld in order to:

  • to maintain legal privilege [section 9(2)(h)]