Solomons PM promises 'collective' decision on China / Taiwan

2:32 pm on 5 September 2019

The prime minister of Solomon Islands says local media reports of divisions within his government over the reviewing of diplomatic relations with Taiwan and the consideration of China, are unfounded speculations.

Solomon Islands' prime minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Solomon Islands' prime minister Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: Supplied

Last month, 16 MPs publicly declared their support for Taiwan over China prompting reports of rifts within government.

But in a statement this week, Manasseh Sogavare said all four parties in the government coalition were committed to the review process.

"Any decision that will be made on the China - Taiwan question should not and will not be in the interest of an individual nor a political grouping, hence, any decision must be and will be a collective decision that will be in the interest of this nation and its citizens," the prime minister said.

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