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    Solomon Islands: the US reopens the embassy after 29 years

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    (ANSA) – ROME, FEBRUARY 12 – The United States will reopen the embassy in the Solomon Islands after 29 years. A State Department official said, specifying that the news will be announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit to Fiji. The United States closed its embassy in Honiara in 1993 and has had only one consulate to date. In the next few hours Blinken will also have a virtual meeting with the leaders of some 18 Pacific island states in an attempt to regain a role in the area and regain ground with respect to China.

    In December after riots in the capital of the Solomon Islands, when demonstrators attempted an assault on parliament and set fire to much of the Chinese-majority neighborhood, Beijing announced the dispatch of police advisers and anti-terror equipment. riot. (HANDLE).

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    Source: Ansa

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