The Solomon Islands signed a landmark security pact with Beijing in April, sparking intense diplomatic jostling. Photo: AP
The Solomon Islands signed a landmark security pact with Beijing in April, sparking intense diplomatic jostling. Photo: AP

‘Inappropriate’ says Solomon Islands about Australian offer to fund election

  • Pacific nation’s government accused Australia of trying ‘to influence how Members of Parliament will vote’ on a bill that would delay national polls by 7 months
  • In April, PM Manasseh Sogavare signed a landmark security pact with Beijing, sparking intense diplomatic jostling between China, the US and its allies

The Solomon Islands signed a landmark security pact with Beijing in April, sparking intense diplomatic jostling. Photo: AP
The Solomon Islands signed a landmark security pact with Beijing in April, sparking intense diplomatic jostling. Photo: AP
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