Taiwan envoy says Tuvalu ties ‘rock solid’ post-election

Lawmakers in Tuvalu have selected Feleti Teo as the Pacific island nation’s new prime minister, weeks after an election that put ties with Taiwan...

American Samoa advance bid for Associate Membership in Pacific Islands Forum

The American Samoa delegation this week met with Forum Deputy Secretary General, Esala Nayasi at the Forum Secretariat in Suva. The focus of the meeting...

U.S still seeks delayed Pacific funds amid China push in region: senior diplomat

A day after a US$95 billion foreign aid package left out economic help promised for the Indo-Pacific as the U.S tries to blunt China’s...

U.S Senate fails to add Compact Funds to aid package

A last-minute bipartisan effort to add key funding aimed at countering China in the Pacific has failed in the U.S Senate even as a...

Delayed Tuvalu election result highlights climate impacts

An election result in Tuvalu has been delayed by two weeks as dangerous weather stops boats from bringing new lawmakers to the capital to...

Solomon Islands’ pro-China leader pledges to continue Australia balancing act

The Solomon Islands’ ruling party has pledged to strike a “pragmatic” balance between stronger ties with China and its relations with “traditional partners” such...

Japan Foreign Minister assures Pacific nations of ALPS treated water discharge compliance

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa has reassured her Pacific counterparts the discharge of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water from the Fukushima nuclear...

Cook Islands Foreign Minister urges global recognition of regional priorities

Cook Islands foreign affairs minister Tingika Elikana Monday highlighted the need to drive discussions on regional priorities and forge inter-regional cooperation essential for global...

Chairs’ Summary of the 5th Japan- Pacific Ministerial Interim Meeting for PALM10

The PALM Ministerial Interim Meeting (MIM) for PALM10 was held in Suva, Fiji, on 12 February 2024 in order to follow up on the...

Indian Ocean security threats on par with Pacific: Wong

Unprecedented threats facing the Indian Ocean are just as serious as those confronting Pacific nations, with regional security, climate change, and humanitarian issues causing...

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Tuvalu to review Australia treaty amid sovereignty, transparency concerns, maintain ties with Taiwan

Tuvalu's new Government is to review its controversial defence and climate change agreement with Australia - referring to concerns about the absence of transparency...

Congress ‘gradually destroying’ U.S relations with Pacific ally, Marshall Islands president warns

Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, has warned relations with the U.S are “gradually being destroyed by party politics”...

Samoa calls for acction on Trade challenges at WTO MC13

Samoa's Minister of Trade Negotiations, Leota Laki Lamositele, has addressed the WTO MC13 in Abu Dhabi, expressing the high expectations the Pacific nation has...