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The US has promised to respond if China builds a military base in the Solomon Islands


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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare (left) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. The United States is threatening to respond if China builds a permanent military base on the Solomon Islands. Photo / newsnpr.org

WASHINGTON – The United States of America (USA) promises to provide an appropriate response if China to build military base the permanent Solomon’s Day . This statement was made by the White House.

“If steps are taken to establish a de facto permanent military presence, force projectile capability, or military installation, the delegation noted that the United States would have significant concerns and respond to them,” the White House said in a press release.

The remarks came shortly after Washington and Honiara agreed to launch a high-level strategic dialogue.

“At this critical juncture, the United States and Solomon Islands have agreed to launch a high-level strategic dialogue, co-chaired by the White House and the State Department,” the White House press release continued. SputnikSaturday (23/4/2022).

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“Both sides agreed to focus on security issues of mutual concern, economic and social development, public health and finance and debt.”

On Tuesday, China and the Solomon Islands signed a framework agreement on security cooperation to promote long-term social stability and calm in the Solomon Islands. The signing of the agreement was confirmed by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.

Countries closest to the Solomon Islands, such as Australia and New Zealand, have been outraged by the island nation’s security cooperation agreement with China. Because leaked documents show that Beijing plans to build a military base there.

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However, the Solomon Islands government has denied any plans to build a military base in China. The government has also harassed neighboring countries that object to the cooperation agreement and consider it a form of domestic intervention.

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