The King and Queen of Spain, during their visit to the Parliament in Wellington, within the framework of their State visit to New Zealand in June 2009. PHOTO EFE.

The Pacific

​Spanish seafarers were the first Europeans to cross the Pacific in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Some of the current States of Micronesia, such as the Marshall Islands and Palau, formed part of the Spanish Crown. After a long period of absence, Spain has returned to the region and is once again looking towards the South Pacific, maintaining diplomatic relations with all the States in the region.

​Spain has relations with the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu and Vanuatu through its embassy in Canberra; with Fiji, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati through its embassy in Wellington, and with the Marshall Islands, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia through its embassy in Manila. The Cook Islands and Niue have a Free Association with New Zealand, which is responsible for their foreign affairs.

Since 2011, Spain has developed an active policy in the Pacific. Major milestones that reflect this interest include our presence at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) summits where, since 2014, we have held the status of Post-Forum Dialogue Partner. Also noteworthy is the growing development of cooperation actions in the Pacific, acknowledged by the island States of the Pacific in 2012, when Spain was granted the status of Development Partner. In 2015, Spain sent a Chargé d’Affaires to Suva, to strengthen its relations with both Fiji and the General Secretariat of the PIF. At present, Spain is deploying a network of Honorary Consulates in the region.

In the last six years, Spain has granted aid to the organisation of PIF Summits, and has been involved in same with the presence of the State Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The last PIF Summit took place in Samoa in September 2017. Nauru will host the following one in September 2018.

 

Twitter@SpainMFA

  • 17 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @GlobalSpain: Spanish cinema📽️ is taking home awards across the globe, the Galician🇪🇸 film ‘Fire Will Come’ has won the top award at the…
  • 16 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @GlobalSpain: Spanish artist @rosaliavt took the 20th #LatinGRAMMY Awards by storm, taking home a total of 3 awards including the most c…
  • 16 Nov @SpainMFA * How to register for #COP25 in #Madrid? 📰 Media accreditarion is open until November 25 🔗 https://t.co/AajnzSssL3https://t.co/onPS7l87Xy
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * By signing this protocol, #Spain shows its full commitment to the European integration project and its support for… https://t.co/wHzVLPJIAx
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * The Undersecretary of @SpainMFA, Ángeles Moreno, the City Council of @MADRID, @ComisionEuropea, @parlamentoUE and… https://t.co/fYjg3W4L55
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @OECD_Centre: What policies are necessary to advance productive investment and transformation in 🌍 Africa? 🚨 Don't miss the discussions…
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: @SpainMFA Director General for Foreign Policy, Enrique Mora, attended the Global @coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group M…
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * 🌐 @MAECgob @ONU_en @CMNUCC @desdelamoncloa @mitecogob briefed the diplomatic corps accredited in Spain about… https://t.co/KtU9IEoTAb
  • 15 Nov @SpainMFA * 🇧🇴 Spain welcomes the appointment of Mr. Jean Arnault as the @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres' Special Envoy… https://t.co/2LERXp1CsZ
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * The King and Queen of Spain have visited the Plaza de Armas of Old #Havana and the Palacio de los Capitanes General… https://t.co/pa88YP9ZW5
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * @ACEcultura @EmbEspCuba @JosepBorrellF In collaboration with the @AECID_es and the @museodelprado, @ACEcultura has… https://t.co/3F2gII4DSc
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * This year #Havana 🇨🇺 celebrates its 500th anniversary! To commemorate the occasion, @ACEcultura publishes the book… https://t.co/b6n97tUk5F
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @UN_Women: There are 14 cabinets in the 🌎 with 50% or more women ministers: 🇪🇸Spain 🇫🇮Finland 🇳🇮Nicaragua 🇸🇪Sweden 🇦🇱Albania 🇷🇼Rwanda 🇨🇦…
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * RT @UNFCCC: #Capacitybuilding will be in the spotlight at the @UN #Climate Change Conference #COP25. Join us at the 2nd Capacity-building…
  • 14 Nov @SpainMFA * Sign up now for #COY15 in 📍 #Madrid! ➡️ https://t.co/yLpcKzMm0l The Conference of Youth is organized before the… https://t.co/5RCkB4pLpo

Featured

  • Inscríbete en el Registro de Viajeros
  • Recomendaciones de Viaje
  • Fichas por país
  • Cuenta de Twitter del Ministerio en Inglés
  • Blog del Ministerio
  • ATLAS
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Santa Cruz
    Plaza de la Provincia, 1
    28012 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Palacio de Viana
    Duque de Rivas, 1
    28071 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • MAEUEC / Sede Torres Ágora
    Serrano Galvache, 26
    28033 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 97 00
  • AECID
    Avda. Reyes Católicos, 4
    28040 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 583 81 00 / 01
    Fax: 91 583 83 10 / 11
  • Dirección General de Españoles en el Exterior y de Asuntos Consulares
    C/ Pechuán, 1
    28002 MADRID
    Tfno: 91 379 17 00
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016