Wale queries China trip
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper � 15 August 2019
�OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has questioned the Government�s decision to send a second delegation to Beijing, to further explore and do ground work on the establishment of possible diplomatic ties with China.
�He raised this after a group of senior Government Ministers led by Central Guadalcanal MP, Peter Shanel Agovaka, left for Beijing yesterday, on the invitation of the Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).
�The Government earlier established and mandated a bipartisan task-force comprised of back benchers and Opposition MPs to study and report on the prospects of Solomon Islands entering into diplomatic ties with China.
�The task-force also left earlier for Beijing on its last leg of the task given to it by the Government.
�The new delegation�s trip although was said to be externally funded, was approved by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
�Wale said the approval by the Government certainly raises a lot of questions on the reasons behind the decision, which the Prime Minister must explain to the public.�
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