Government Says US Still Committed to Development Projects
Quoting Solomon Times on Line – 20 September 2019
“Despite strong views expressed by leading US lawmakers regarding the switch to China the Prime Minsters office says it's business as usual.
“Senior Republican Senators had earlier expressed disappointment at the government's decision to switch it's allegiance to China. One in particular, senior Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, went as far as suggesting the US cut ties with the Solomon Islands and restrict the use of USD for trade.
“But a statement from the Prime Ministers office says that the planned expansion of US assistance and presence in the country is not contingent upon Solomon Islands remaining with Taiwan.”
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