Solomon Islands delegation holds off declaring any switch in diplomatic ties to Taiwan

A high-level delegation from the Solomon Islands has stopped short of saying the Pacific state could switch its diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan, keeping open the option amid media reports that it might end 36 years of official ties with Taipei.Stressing that the Solomons have yet to come up with a final decision on the switch, a visiting delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele said at a news conference in Taipei on Monday that the Solomon…

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