Place in news: Solomon Islands
Part of: Prelims and GS II – International Relations
Context: The Solomon Islands has signed a military deal with China and will send a proposal for a broader security agreement to its Cabinet for consideration.
- The Solomon Islands switched diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing in 2019.
- Australia has historically provided security support to the Solomon Islands.
- Solomon Islands is a sovereign country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania, to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu.
- It is located in southwestern Pacific Ocean.
- Its capital, Honiara, is located on the largest island, Guadalcanal.
News Source: TH