Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says South Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement”. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says South Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement”. Photo: Pool via Reuters
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As China’s Wang Yi visits Fiji, Albanese says previous Australian government ‘dropped the ball’ on the Pacific

  • The prime minister said Australia’s previous government ‘dropped the ball’ on the Pacific, both in terms of aid and also ‘a non-engagement on values’
  • Beijing last month signed a wide-ranging pact with the Solomon Islands that Western governments fear could give China a military foothold in the region

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says South Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement”. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says South Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement”. Photo: Pool via Reuters
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