Chinese President Meets Solomon Islands PM, Pledging Closer Cooperation


Thursday, October 10, 2019   /02:00 PM  / By Xinhua / Header Image Credit:


Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Oct. 9, 2019. 

China and the Solomon Islands on Wednesday signed bilateral agreements to step up cooperation in multiple areas after the two forged diplomatic ties less than a month ago. 

The signing came as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with the Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing. 

Both Li and Sogavare witnessed the signing of a series of deals in areas including foreign affairs, economic technology and education.

The Solomon Islands is willing to take an active part in the Belt and Road construction and promote cooperation in areas including trade, investment, fishery and agriculture, infrastructural construction, education and people-to-people exchanges, said Sogavare. 

The Belt and Road Initiative is a great one, bringing great opportunities for the Solomon Islands, said the prime minister, adding that his country will cooperate with China on trade, investment, agriculture and fishery, tourism and other sectors for a new future of the bilateral relationship.

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