• 28 November, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Solomon Islands tells Japan it will not allow China military bases

Tue, 26 Apr 2022   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Mannaseh Sogavare told a visiting Japanese delegation on Tuesday that he had no intention of allowing China to build military bases in his country, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said.

China said it signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands earlier this month, prompting concern from Washington and its allies that the pact would significantly extend China’s military reach in the region.


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