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Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Japan to woo Pacific island states away from China

TOKYO, 22 May 2015: As leaders of Japan and Pacific island nations gather today to discuss their usual checklist for cooperation in dealing with disasters and climate change, one country is likely to be at the back of their minds: China. Gathering for the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, Tokyo is […]

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Pacific Islands Forum to Observe Bougainville General Elections

10 May – A Pacific Islands Forum Election Observation Team will deploy to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to observe the 2015 General Elections which will be held from 11-25 May 2015. This is the third general election for the Autonomous Bougainville Government. Acting Forum Secretary General Ms Cristelle Pratt expressed appreciation for the opportunity […]

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China Xi Pinping

China, Pacific island countries announce strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech during a group meeting with Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Federated States of Micronesia President Emanuel Mori, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Joe Natuman, the Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna, Tonga Prime Minister […]

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