Chinese foreign minister to visit Solomon Islands amid concerns over security pact | app

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit the Solomon Islands this week in what the leader of the South Pacific nation called a “milestone” in his country’s relations with China, amid the concerns about their security pact that could allow Chinese military personnel on the islands.

But Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare insisted in a statement posted on his government’s website on Tuesday that the partnership with Beijing does not come at the expense of ties with Australia, the United States and others.

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