Solomon Islands Ties Could be Shaky

Formosa News
Date: 2018/06/17

Diplomatic ties between Taiwan and the Solomon Islands that go back 35 years appear to be in crisis. Even though just last month Taiwan pledged financial aid for the Pacific island nation to host the 2023 Pacific Games, reports have emerged that two Solomon Islands ministers and one parliamentarian have made a trip to Beijing to drum up funds for the event.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs played down the speculation by explaining that the three officials had informed the ministry that their visit was a private one to further their personal interests ahead of their national elections, and that their Beijing visit was not authorized by the Solomon Islands’ Cabinet and would have no effect on diplomatic ties with Taiwan.     [SOURCE]

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