May 24, 2022 08:06 PM

China’s Foreign Minister to Visit South Pacific Island Nations After Security Pact With Solomon Islands

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

What’s new: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit eight countries in the Pacific and from this week as Beijing seeks to boost security ties in the region.

Wang’s trip will last from Thursday to June 4, during which time he plans to visit the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and East Timor, according to a ministry statement (link in Chinese).

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