“So I’d be very happy to support the government in any way.”
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare presents Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong with a gift, before their meeting in Honiara. Credit: DFAT
Solomon Islands has been critical of Australia’s reaction to the country’s signing of a security agreement with China in April.
The foreign minister has toured the Pacific three times, visiting five nations since taking office last month, in a bid to restore relations ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in mid-July.