Morrison: Solomon Islands ‘very serious issue’

Australia News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the China-Solomon Islands deal is a “very serious issue” as he was questioned on Australia’s position in Pacific region.

Mr Morrison said he has long known of the risk of China’s interference in the Pacific Islands.

“That is why I have spent countless hours in meetings with Pacific Islands leaders,” he said.

“Our view is very much that you don’t go around stomping around, telling leaders in Pacific Islands what they should and shouldn’t do.”