The US Ambassador to Solomon Islands has warned the country would face challenges if it severs ties with Taiwan in favour of China.
Catherine Ebert-Gray says she voiced support for maintaining relations with Taipei to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday.
Three different government agencies in Honiara are reviewing Taiwan relations ahead of a possible cabinet decision on the issue.
Ms Ebert-Gray, who is also ambassador to Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, told Taiwan's Central News Agency the country has been "an exceptional partner".
"From our perspective, you have been a really good partner for the Solomon Islands and other countries too," Ms Ebert-Gray said.
"The US embraces that, and we are always willing to support Taiwan's activities around the world."