Tension in the Pacific. Solomon Islands says it will not allow China to build military bases

Representatives of the Solomon Islands have announced to those in Japan that they will not allow the deployment of Chinese military bases on their territory.

Tension in the Pacific. Solomon Islands says it will not allow China to build military bases

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Mannaseh Sogavare told a visiting Japanese delegation on Tuesday that he did not intend to allow China to build military bases in his country.

The information was provided by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.

A few days ago, China announced that it had signed a security pact with Solomon Islands earlier this month.

The announcement has raised concerns among Washington and its allies that the pact could significantly extend China’s military reach in the region.

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