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Rabuka told AFP he had since received a letter from Maamau that indicated "they were willing to rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum".

Fiji Prime Minister Says Kiribati Returning To PIFs

Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says on Monday that Kiribati will rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFs), returning to the strategic bloc of nations as they grapple with China's push for regional influence.
“Our system of democracy and justice systems are different so we will go back to those that have similar systems with us.”

Fiji Prime Minister Terminates MOU With China Police

Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says there is no need for Chinese state security personnel to continue working in the Fiji Police Force.
Marape said the safety of both countries was intertwined. He said Australia was more than just a bilateral partner and was a parent nation, because PNG had been been under Australia’s administration before gaining independence.

Australia and PNG Finalize New Security Pact

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he expected negotiations to conclude in April and the treaty to be signed in June.
PNG Prime Minister James Marape said the visit would reinforce the strong bond between the two countries.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to Address PNG National Parliament on Two-day Trip

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is set to address Papua New Guinea's parliament during a two-day visit next week.
Director Research, Professor Sushil Kumar, said recognising researchers was an imperative part of USP’s journey as it also highlighted the evolution of all Pacific Island countries over the decades.

155 USP Staff and Students Recognised and Awarded for their Research for 2020 and 2021

The University of the South Pacific acknowledged and rewarded the hard work, commitment, and dedication of 118 staff and 15 students who released A-Star and A-ranked research publications in 2020 and 2021.