Regional Archive January 2023

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.

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