Related: Situation gets tense in Solomon
WELLINGTON, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Two flights taking a
53-member team of New Zealand troops and equipment left for Solomon Islands
Commander, Major Andrew Brown, said the troops can
expect to be on duty almost as soon as they land.
They will be working overnight and when Parliament
reconvenes in the morning.
Sunday's deployment of 53 troops from the 3rd Land
Force Group will bring the New Zealand contingent in the islands to 125.
New Zealand sent 25 soldiers and 30 police on
Riots started on April 18 have been reined in two
days later, but there are fears of unrest again in Honiara, capital of Solomon
Island , for the new Parliament will meet on Monday for the swearing in of
members and the election of a Speaker.
Additionally, Prime Minister Rini will face a vote of
no confidence from Opposition MPs when Parliament opens on Monday.
Up to now, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New
Guinea have all committed more troops and police to the Solomon Islands since
the latest unrest, bringing the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
(RAMSI) peacekeeping force to more than 640. Enditem
CANBERRA, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has
started to evacuate Chinese from the riots-torn Solomon Islands, with the first
chartered plane landing in Port Moresby of Papua New Guinea on Saturday night.
BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese
government is taking all measures to ensure the safety of the Chinese residents
in the Solomon Islands suffering unrest, Chinese Foreign Ministry said here
BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese
government will take every measure possible to secure the safety, lives and
property of Chinese people in the Solomon Islands, Foreign Ministry spokesman
Qin Gang said Thursday.
WELLINGTON, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese
Embassy in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been taking urgent measures to provide
assistance to the overseas Chinese in Solomon Islands, the riot-torn South
HONG KONG, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong
Security Bureau reminds Hong Kong residents Thursday to watch out for the latest
developments in the Solomon Islands and pay attention to personal safety in view
of the riots there.