Pacific Islands Summit: The United States will be more involved in Oceania

The second and final day of the Pacific Islands Summit in Washington. Multiple meetings with US leaders, including President Joe Biden, during a meeting at the State Department. which announced the opening of diplomatic representation in Tonga and Solomon, and the reaffirmation of US support in Oceania in several regions

This Thursday, September 29, the second and final day of the historic summit between the United States of America and the Pacific Islands was held, alternately at the Chamber of Commerce, in the Capitol (US Congress), at the State Department (Department). State Department), to end with a dinner at the White House in the presence of the President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritsch, along with 10 other heads of state or government in attendance (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Solomon Islands). Like other countries, their ambassadors to the United States.

Edward Fritsch and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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At the Chamber of Commerce, business leaders gathered for the occasion indicated that they are ready to identify opportunities for collaboration in the Pacific region. On Capitol Hill, Pacific leaders were greeted individually, and then collectively, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who powerfully affirmed the US Congress’ interest in a stronger American involvement in the Indo-Pacific. A bipartisan delegation will visit the Pacific countries in the coming months, headed by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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At the State Department, President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, assisted by Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, chaired a meeting during which he made several announcements including America’s First Pacific Island Strategy: opening diplomatic posts across the region, particularly Tonga and the Solomon Islands. He made a strong plea for a renewed US commitment to combating climate change.

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Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and President Biden.

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During this meeting, the President of French Polynesia was able to thank the US President for his invitation and praised the re-engagement of the US by emphasizing that peace, solidarity and unity are necessary to meet the human or natural challenges facing the region.

“We are small land countries and territories, but important ocean countries spread across the blue continent of the great Pacific Ocean. Solidarity and unity are the only means of resisting man-made or natural adversities such as fishing or natural disasters given the peculiarities of our islands. Let me take this opportunity to join To the thoughts and prayers of the American families hard hit by Hurricane Ian. This demonstrates once again just how global the devastating effects of climate change are,” President Edward Fritsch said.

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President Joe Biden between Edward Fritsch (National Front) and Henry Mapu (North Carolina).

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The day ended at the White House with a dinner with all the heads of state and government in attendance, during which President Biden demonstrated his sincere closeness to the ocean world.

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