15 Oct 2018

Solomons PM hails relationship with Taiwan

8:31 am on 15 October 2018

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister says the bilateral friendship with Taiwan is growing steadily.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Hou

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Hou Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

Solomon Islands is one of Taiwan's few supporters, with a number of countries switching their recognition from Taipei to Beijing in the past year.

But Rick Hou said his government was committed to maintaining and further consolidating relations.

He said Taiwanese funding had helped with agricultural programmes, medical assistance and the fight against climate change.

The other Pacific nations who recognise Taipei over Beijing are Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu.

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