Australia to send peacekeepers to Solomon Islands

BBC News: Australia to send peacekeeping troops to Solomon Islands due to unrest ongoing riots. This is reported by BBC News with reference to Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The head of the Australian Cabinet said that Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare asked him for help from peacekeepers under the security treaty. signed by the country with Australia in 2017. For a week in the capital of the country, Honiara, mass protests have not abated.

On November 17, demonstrators broke into parliament and tried to overthrow the current government. Protesters set fire to several government buildings, a police station and a factory. BBC News clarifies that citizens who have arrived from the island of Malaita are opposed to switching the focus in diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China.

Previously, it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to hold talks with the Solomon Islands on the establishment of diplomatic interaction. The islands are located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in Melanesia. The state occupies most of the archipelago of the same name, consisting of 992 islands. Since 1978 Solomon Islands has been a member of the United Nations (UN).