Koa Moana Team Meets with Local Local Press On US Indo-Pacific Exercises

U.S. Marines and Sailors with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Pacific Fleet are participating in security cooperation events with several partner nations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility while embarked on the USNS Stockham (T-AK 3017) from October to December 2018 as part of Task Force Koa Moana. The task-organized U.S. …

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U.S.-Palau Compact Review Agreement Consummated!

On September 19, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Amy Hyatt and Minister of Finance Elbuchel Sadang signed the 15-year Compact Review Agreement Amendments, bringing into force the U.S.-Palau Compact Review Agreement, a process which began in 2010. The signing consummates the first 15-year review and amendment process as provided for under the Compact of Free Association (Compact), …

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U.S. Gov’t. Awards Grants to Improve Climate Resilience of Communities in Micronesia and Palau

  PCS will implement the Reviving Traditional Croplands to Improve Community Climate Resilience project. This project will revive neglected taro patches and the traditional soil conservation and watershed management practices that go with taro cultivation; thus, increasing food, environmental, and economic security of rural communities. HOPE will implement the Improving Community Climate Resilience in Micronesia …

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Conference on increasing Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Micronesian States

On March 17, 2015, a multi-lateral conference was held on Guam regarding increasing Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in the Micronesian States of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau (ROP). Participants included the U.S. Department of State, American Embassy Kolonia, American Embassy Koror, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. military, Australian …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Engagement in the Pacific

The Pacific islands are steadfast friends and neighbors of the United States, and positive relations with the Pacific region are an enduring U.S. foreign policy priority. The United States shares the values and aspirations of its Pacific neighbors, and its ties to the Pacific island countries are deep and long-standing. Counselor to the President John …

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