The Solomon Islands imposed a moratorium on US Navy ships call at its ports, US officials said on Tuesday. The ban that the US Embassy revealed in Australia, after the US Coast Guard vessel Oliver Henry was not allowed to make a routine port stop. last week when the local government did not respond to a request for refueling. The Solomon Islands have seen their relationship with USA makes it worse year after the signing of the security agreement with China in Spring. Western allies were concerned about what the deal could mean for influence of Beijing in Pacific. “August 29, the United States received official notice from the government of Solomon Islands regarding the moratorium on all naval visits pending update in protocol procedures, US Embassy in Australia said in announcement on Tuesday.
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