Australian soldiers are currently in the Solomon Islands until December 2023, following last year’s riots. File photo: Australian Defence Force /AFP
Australian soldiers are currently in the Solomon Islands until December 2023, following last year’s riots. File photo: Australian Defence Force /AFP
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New Zealand PM Ardern ‘gravely concerned’ by Solomon Islands-China military deal

  • Jacinda Ardern called the possibility of Chinese military forces being stationed on the Solomons ‘gravely concerning’
  • Meanwhile, a Solomons lawmaker said Australia ignored his warning last year that Honiara and Beijing were working on a pact

Australian soldiers are currently in the Solomon Islands until December 2023, following last year’s riots. File photo: Australian Defence Force /AFP
Australian soldiers are currently in the Solomon Islands until December 2023, following last year’s riots. File photo: Australian Defence Force /AFP
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