PM Manasseh Sogavare tells UNGA his country received "a barrage of intimidation" since formalising relations with Beijing, adding Solomons will not be coerced into choosing sides.
China's new security pact with the Solomon Islands has sparked fears in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan that Beijing may establish a military presence in the South Pacific nation.
PM Manasseh Sogavare rejects criticism of the new maritime investment deal with Beijing, saying it's a "normal bilateral development initiative" that is yet to be formalised.
China has recently signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands, a tiny Pacific state close to Australia, angering the Western alliance.
China and the Solomon Islands have initialled a draft security agreement, sparking concerns among regional players such as Australia.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the "recent events were well planned and orchestrated" to remove him as the premier "for unsubstantiated reasons."
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare claimed foreign powers opposed to his 2019 decision to switch the Solomons' diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China were behind the disturbances.
PM Manasseh Sogavare says ongoing unrest is being "influenced and encouraged by other powers" over his government's decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to China.
Protesters have been demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare over a host of domestic issues including unrealised infrastructure promises.
Taiwan's termination of relations with the Solomon Islands comes after the pacific nation's decision to switch diplomatic recognition to China. Taipei is accusing Beijing of using "dollar diplomacy" to buy off its few remaining allies.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare loses a vote of no-confidence following a marathon debate.
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