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U.S. Ambassador calls for careful response to Solomon Islands for discussion with Taiwan

2019-09-12T08:16:29.062Z

[Sydney 12th Reuters]-The US government is not compelled to deal with Taiwan's Solomon Islands, a Pacific island nation that is considering revising its diplomatic relations, carefully responding to its commitment to funding China. Called to be careful


[Sydney 12th Reuters]-The US government is not compelled to deal with Taiwan's Solomon Islands, a Pacific island nation that is considering revising its diplomatic relations, carefully responding to its commitment to funding China. He called for caution.

US Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu told reporters this week in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands.

In the Solomon Islands, several leading lawmakers have expressed their intention to review diplomatic relations with Taiwan and establish diplomatic relations with China.

According to an audio recording obtained by Reuters, the Ambassador did not specifically seek to maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan, but said that careful action is necessary. He expressed his view that the Solomon Islands are facing a “critical decision”.

The ambassador said, “I would like to encourage the Prime Minister, all citizens, and all members of the Solomon Islands to make sure that they don't make a decision with pressure, but make sure that the funding, the details of the project, and whether it is a loan or a grant”. It was.

Source: asahi

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