The security agreement between China and the Solomon Islands is in the bag. “The foreign ministers of China and the Solomon Islands officially signed the framework agreement on security cooperation recently,” a foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing said at the regular press conference on Tuesday. The exact terms of the agreement are not known. The archipelago’s premier, Manasseh Sogavare, had stressed in advance that China would not establish a military base there. However, a leaked draft agreement provides for the possibility of supply stops for Chinese warships.
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