U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit

President Biden hosted the first U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit (PICS) in Washington on September 28-29. The Summit demonstrated the United States’ deep and enduring partnership with Pacific Island countries and the Pacific region and reflected our broadening and deepening cooperation on key issues such as climate crisis, pandemic response, economic recovery, maritime security, environmental protection, …

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2022 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Meeting with Samoan Prime Minister Fiame From State.gov. The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman met yesterday with Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa at the Pacific Island Conference of Leaders in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Deputy Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed U.S.-Samoa cooperation and the Deputy Secretary’s recent …

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U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Islands: UN General Assembly Update

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2019 On September 27, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $65 million in new assistance at a meeting with Pacific Island leaders in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  This new assistance is in addition to $36.5 million announced at the  50th Pacific Islands Forum  in August, as well as approximately …

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