China opens embassy in Solomon Islands

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    For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-23/China-opens-embassy-in-Solomon-Islands-U1agDhM8G4/index.html China opened its embassy in the Solomon Islands on Monday, a year after the two countries established diplomatic relationship. Chinese Ambassador Li Ming, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Speaker of the Parliament John Patteson Oti and Deputy Speaker Stanley Festus Sofu as well as government ministers and people from all walks of life attended the opening ceremony in Honiara, capital of the south Pacific island nation.

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