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U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit
September 29, 2022

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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, and advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

View the latest on the Summit Page here.

Recognition of Cook Islands and Niue: The United States will recognize the Cook Islands and Niue as sovereign states, following appropriate consultations.

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