Solomon Islands PM says no regional risk in China security deal Honolulu Star-Advertiser


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CANBERRA, Australa > > Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today rejected concerns that regional saftey would be jeopardized by a security treaty between the South Pacific island nation and China. The United States, Australia and New Zealand are among the nations that have voiced concerns over a leaked draft of the bilateral agreement. Sogavare told his national parliament that negotiations had concluded but the treaty had not yet been signed. “We are sensitive to the unfortunate perception held by many leaders that the region’s security is threatened by the presence of China in the region,” Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported...