Solomon Islands agreed to accord after China references axed


              Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, left, and New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta during their joint media conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele addresses a media conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Solomon Islands agreed to accord after China references axed