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Solomons says it will not 'choose sides' between US, China

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Solomons says it will not 'choose sides' between US, China

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WELLINGTON: Solomon Islands said on Tuesday (Oct 4) it had objected to the first draft of a United States-Pacific partnership declaration because it was "not comfortable" with some indirect references to China.

These "put us in a position that we have to choose sides and we don't want to be placed in a position that we have to choose sides", Manele said.

"In the initial draft there were some references that we were not comfortable with," the foreign minister said.


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Category: Nation Politics Asia

Topics: Declaration Islands References Signed Minister Zealand Pacific Solomon Foreign Manele China

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Published Date: 2022-10-04, 14:03:04

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