The two countries also signed a new deal on police cooperation, deepening their bilateral partnership four years after the Pacific island nation cut ties with Taiwan and formally…
The contract, to a Chinese state company, is to upgrade an international port in Honiara in a project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Yoshimasa Hayashi said Japan will enhance its support for Solomon Island's measures against climate change, among others.
The relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands has been strained in recent months.
The Solomon Islands has a population of around 700,000 and relies on foreign aid from Australia, and increasingly China, to bolster its economy.