Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong visited the Solomon Islands to discuss security concerns following the Pacific Island nations recent security pact with China. Photo: AFP
Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong visited the Solomon Islands to discuss security concerns following the Pacific Island nations recent security pact with China. Photo: AFP
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China-Australia relations: Canberra’s top diplomat Penny Wong visits Solomon Islands to address Beijing security concerns

  • Trip marks the first visit to the Solomons by an Australian foreign minister since the island nation sealed a security pact in April with China
  • China and the Solomon Islands have each dismissed fears among the US and its allies that it could lead to the construction of a Chinese military base