30 Mar 2022

Solomons PM breaks the silence on China security treaty

From , 6:02 am on 30 March 2022

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare says the Melanesian nation seeks "cooperation and understanding" concerning its security needs.  
 
In a much-anticipated parliamentary address about a security pact with China, Mr Sogavare says the Solomon Islands will not forget the assistance of the government and people of Australia and New Zealand.  
 
He says the long-time partners will "remain close in our hearts" as partners of choice in difficult times.  

Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare.

Solomon Islands prime minister, Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: Solomon Islands Government Communications Unit