Australia will send more than 100 Australian Defence Force troops and federal police to the Solomon Islands to help restore order and stability.

The nation’s Prime Minister requested help from the Australian government after political tensions sparked two days of rioting and looting in Honiara.

The tensions, predominantly driven by economic issues, have been inflamed by a decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China in 2019.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the deployment will help with riot control and critical security infrastructure.

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