Australian soldiers and police patrol the streets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP
Australian soldiers and police patrol the streets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP

Solomon Islands: Malaita province unhappy over presence of Australian troops, as Fiji joins peacekeeping efforts

  • An aide to the premier of Malaita province – the source of protesters of last week’s riots – says the presence of Australian troops sends a ‘strong moral boost to PM Sogavare’, who in 2019 chose to recognise China instead of Taiwan
  • Meanwhile, the Red Cross says food is becoming scarce in the crisis-hit nation and that the Chinese community is keeping a low profile after being targeted

Topic |   Pacific nations
Australian soldiers and police patrol the streets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP
Australian soldiers and police patrol the streets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: AP
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