Australia Prime Minister Meets Solomon Islands Counterpart

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his Solomon Islands counterpart met for a friendly reunion in Fiji on Wednesday. But one big issue continues to divide the two leaders. A security pact has come between them, one that the Solomon Islands recently signed with Beijing.

The pact allows Chinese naval ships to come into the region. Western Democracies fear that accessibility will pave the way for China to boost military control in the region—an area largely in Australia’s backyard.

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