Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met with visiting Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare in Beijing.

Xi said as China and Pacific island countries are all developing countries, they should strengthen mutual help and assistance under the framework of South-South cooperation.

He pointed out that China fully respects the sovereignty and independence of Pacific island countries, and upholds the equality of all countries, big or small.

China fully respects the will of Pacific island countries and pursues extensive consultation, joint contribution, shared benefits and win-win results.

China fully respects the cultural traditions of Pacific island countries, and adheres to harmony in diversity and shared beauty of diverse cultures. China fully respects the unity and self-reliance of Pacific island countries, and supports them in implementing the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, contributing to the building of a peaceful, harmonious, secure, inclusive and prosperous Blue Pacific.