Solomons‘ Govt team met with hostility over China switch

A Solomon Islands government delegation has been given a hostile reception in Malaita, where it was speaking about China.

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In September, the Solomon‘s switched allegiance from

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga led the delegation, which was met by slogans painted on banners and walls disapproving of the switch.

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The crowd was unwilling to listen to the delegation, which irritated MPs and presenters, the Solomon Star reports.

Earlier on Tuesday, the delegation reportedly found a more polite audience when it met with chiefs, and church representatives.

There, Mr Maelanga revealed that a development at Bina Harbour and the construction of a new hospital in Malaita were likely to go ahead.

The United States had offered to support the harbour development while Japan has offered to build the hospital.

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