The United States plans to re-establish
an embassy in the Solomon Islands, a senior State Department official said
Saturday, 29 years after downgrading its diplomatic presence there.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to announce the new embassy on a
visit to Fiji, where he is seeking to raise Washington’s diplomatic profile
in the Pacific region. The United States closed its embassy in Honiara in
1993 and now has a consulate in the island nation.