Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Solomon Islands FM Jeremiah Manele



Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi mets with Solomon Islands' Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

Wang Yi stressed that the cooperation between China and the Solomon Islands is a model of South-South cooperation. Developing countries also have the right to development, and their people should also live a happy life. The cooperation between China and the Pacific Island countries is stepping up.

Among the six cooperation platforms tailored for the island countries, the emergency material reserve, the cooperation center for climate change, the poverty reduction and development cooperation center have been established. The agricultural cooperation center, the disaster prevention and control center, and the JunCao Technology Center will be put into use as soon as possible. Solomon Islands is welcome to make good use of the above centers to benefit the people of Solomon Islands.

Manele thanked the Chinese side for providing strong support for the Pacific Islands Games held by the country, helping the country improve its infrastructure. Solomon Islands is firmly committed to developing relations with China. Solomon Islands and China have signed an agreement on the joint construction of the "Belt and Road". They are willing to actively participate in global development initiatives and look forward to strengthening practical cooperation with China in various fields, so as to promote the new and greater development of the relations between the two countries.

The two sides agreed to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the fields of agriculture, policing, education, and fisheries.