On May 26, 2022 local time, Acting Governor General of Solomon Islands John Patteson Oti met with visiting State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Government House in Honiara.
Oti said, the Solomon Islands government and people attach great importance to relations with China. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Solomon Islands and China, bilateral relations have made great progress. The Chinese delegation's visit will bring new highlights and inject new impetus into bilateral cooperation. Solomon Islands thanked China for its valuable support in the country's infrastructure construction and pandemic response. The China-aided stadium for the Pacific Games will help Solomon Islands host a major international event for the first time, and athletes of the Solomon Islands will have the opportunity to compete with athletes from other countries on their own land for the first time. Solomon Islands looks forward to further deepening cooperation with China in various fields, so as to bring more benefits to its people. As a member of the international community and a member of the United Nations, Solomon Islands is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with China in multilateral areas.
Wang Yi said, China has always advocated the equality of all countries, large and small, and democracy in international relations, and opposed all forms of power politics and bullying. The establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Solomon Islands is an inexorable trend of history that conforms to the trend of the times and serves the fundamental and long-term interests of the two countries. For more than two years, China-Solomon Islands relations have achieved all-round development, with deepening political mutual trust and continued progress in mutually beneficial cooperation, bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples. China respects Solomon Islands' development of friendly relations with other countries in the world, and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries makes Solomon Islands have one more good friend and one more sincere and reliable partner. China looks forward to seeing bilateral relations give play to our late starter's advantage and become a pacesetter of mutually beneficial cooperation and a model of mutual trust between China and island countries. China will continue to uphold the spirit of South-South cooperation featuring mutual support and mutual assistance to help Solomon Islands improve people's living standards and speed up development and revitalization. China fully supports Solomon Islands in hosting a successful 2023 Pacific Games and will complete the China-aided projects in high quality as scheduled.