Today: Wednesday, 7 December 2022 year

The Solomon Islands rejected the US Pacific Program.

The Solomon Islands rejected the US Pacific Program.

US attempts to win over Pacific leaders during the White House summit this week came to naught after the Solomon Islands refused to approve a joint declaration planned by the administration of US President Joe Biden.

Recall that this is just one of the few problems that Washington faces as it tries to reassert its influence in a region where China is succeeding. The refusal of the Solomon Islands became known against the backdrop of a trip by US Vice President Kamalla Harris to Japan and South Korea, where she promotes the interests of Washington. Speaking to American sailors in Japan on September 28, Harris criticized China’s policy on Taiwan.