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The Solomon Islands will receive a high-level visit from Chinese officials this month, the Pacific nation’s government said in a statement. 

This comes after the nations signed a security agreement in April. The two sides will cooperate on maintenance of social order, protection and safety, humanitarian assistance and natural disaster response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at the time. 

Government officials from Australia and US also visited the South Pacific nation recently in an effort to convince it to reject the deal with China. 

“My government welcomes all high-level visits from our key development partners,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said Monday. “We will always stand true to our policy of ‘Friends to All and Enemies to None’ as we look forward to continuing productive relations with all our development partners.”

The country is also anticipating a high-level visit from New Zealand in coming months.

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