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NZ PM Sogavare receives courtesy visit from NZ’s deputy PM Sepuloni

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NZ boosts support for climate action in Solomon Islands

The New Zealand government has committed N$Z15 million (US$9.28 million) to support Solomon Islands provincial governments to strengthen climate resilience at the grassroots level. Deputy...

Mapou to welcome Australia’s foreign minister to New Caledonia

By Nic Maclellan Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong is scheduled to travel to New Caledonia this week, to meet with President Louis Mapou, the...

Palau President Whipps supports Australia in AUKUS

“Australia is the largest island in the Pacific… they have responsibility for the protection of the Pacific,” said Palau President Surangel Whipps Jnr supporting...

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