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US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation is building closer ties with China.
Wendy Sherman and U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy were among dignitaries who attended a dawn service near the capital Honiara on Sunday to commemorate the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Sherman's father, Marine Mal Sherman, and Kennedy's father, the late President...
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