Exclusive: Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts ties with Taiwanreu

World News September 18, 2019 / 11:59 AM / Updated 5 minutes ago Exclusive: Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts ties with Taiwan Roberta Rampton 3 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet with the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence meets with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (not pictured) at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, September 5, 2019. Peter Summers/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet with the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. The Solomon Islands was the sixth country to switch allegiance to […]

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