The decision to maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan or switch to China won't be made by the Solomon Islands government this year, an MP says.
Sixteen MPs have declared they want the country to stick with Taiwan.
Led by the former prime minister and current Minister for National Planning and Aid Coordination, Rick Hou, the MPs made their stance clear in a statement released on Tuesday.
The statement followed the visit of a ministerial delegation to China last week, and the appointment of a taskforce to review Honiara's relationship with Taiwan.
Mr Hou said a vote in parliament would not happen this year.
"We have not come to a decision to switch sides. That is far, far, far away still," he said.
The Solomons and Taiwan established relations in 1983, and Mr Hou described Taiwan as "a true friend".