Solomon Islands hopes decision on ties with Taiwan by Sept. 21

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/09/13
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan, Chiang Chin-yeh and Frances Huang

Honiara, Solomon, Sept. 13 (CNA) The Solomon Islands said Friday it hopes to make a decision by Sept. 21 on whether to switch recognition to China and cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare called a meeting Friday to discuss the possibility of switching diplomatic allegiance to Beijing.

Alex Akwai, press secretary to the Prime Minister's office, told the press that the meeting did not reach any conclusion and will continue on Sept. 17.

Akwai said the Cabinet hopes to make a decision on the matter before the prime minister departs for New York to attend the United Nation's General Assembly on Sept. 21.    [FULL  STORY]

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