Wang Yi traveled to the Solomon Islands on Thursday and also stopped over in the remote island nation, Kiribati, on Friday.
He will travel to several other South Pacific island nations over the next few days, including Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. The trip comes ahead of the second China-Pacific Island countries foreign ministers’ meeting that China will host in Fiji.
We start with this report from CGTN’s Wang Cong.
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Chinese FM Wang Yi visited #Kiribati on Friday, instilling more firmness in Kiribati for its historic decision to develop ties with #China on the basis of recognizing the one-China principle. https://t.co/XGDkKbnnkw
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) May 27, 2022
🇸🇧Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister 🇨🇳 Wang Yi on Thursday expressed their willingness to forge “ironclad” ties and deepen cooperation between the two countries. (Xinhua) pic.twitter.com/nlsv1Waumc
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