Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Morrison defies Solomon Islands claim of Australian invasion

As Australia’s weak ties with the Solomon Islands continue to grow, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogaware has attacked Australia’s attitude overnight.

Sogaware said that the mood of Australia and other countries towards the Solomon Islands after the signing of a security deal with the Chinese government was deliberately trying to undermine his government.

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In a scathing attack on parliament, the leader of the Solomon Islands also made a remarkable suggestion that the Pacific nation was “Invasion Threat” from important countries including Australia.

but Scott Morrison Thursday morning denied the claim, saying Australia had been a strong partner to them during the civil unrest last year.

“Of course, we haven’t threatened [to invade], They said. “We are their primary security partner. We are their first call when they face these kinds of challenges.”

Keeping his demeanor calm and collected, Mr Morrison instead stated that the Solomon Islands were part of Australia’s Pacific family.

“What we need to be aware of is [that] We need to remain calm and restrained when we deal with these issues.” They said.

“Prime Minister Sogaware has made a secret agreement with the Chinese government. He has done so with many of his cabinet ministers.

“This did not come as a surprise to our government and we now work responsibly with our allies to manage that situation, first to protect the security interests of Australia, but those of the Solomon Islands.” as well.” Morrison said.

Morrison Defies Solomon Islands Claim Of Australian Invasion

However, the PM admitted to avoiding direct contact with Mr. Sogaware since the announcement of the China deal, a move Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong Said amazing.

“The way Prime Minister Morrison has dealt with this issue has surprised me a lot. I think the Australians have been surprised,

“We know we were warned about it, Australia was warned about it in August last year,” he said.

Fears of China setting up a military base on the Solomons after the Solomon-Chinese deal have worried both Australia and the US.

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