Jeremiah Manele elected as Solomon Islands prime minister | EUROtoday

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The Solomon Islands, the Pacific nation most pleasant to Beijing, appears set to deepen its robust ties with China following Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele’s elevation to prime minister on Thursday.

The election has been intently watched by Washington and its allies as Beijing extends its attain right into a area historically dominated by the United States and Australia, forging safety agreements that would additional its navy goals throughout the Pacific.