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Chinese FM Spokesperson: China Supports Solomon Islands Government’s Efforts to End Violence and Chaos

2021-11-30 13:11

At a regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China on 29 November, spokesperson Wang wenbin answered a question about the situation of Solomon Islands.

Journalist: Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the Solomon Islands said in a national address on November 28 that “the recent events were well planned and orchestrated to remove me as the prime minister for unsubstantiated reasons”, adding the Solomon Islands government “will never bow down to the evil intention of a few people”. Does the Chinese side have any comment on the current situation in the country?

Wang Wenbin: The Chinese side has stated its position on the current situation in the Solomon Islands several times. I would like to stress once again that China is closely monitoring the latest developments. We support the government’s efforts to end violence and chaos and condemn violent acts that damage property and vandalize public facilities. We are confident that under the leadership of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, the Solomon Islands government is capable of restoring social order and stabilizing the situation at home soon. The Chinese side is taking all necessary measures to protect the safety and lawful rights and interests of Chinese citizens and institutions in the Solomon Islands.

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