'Partners in the Blue Pacific' program launched by US and allies
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Recently the US and its allies - Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United Kingdom have launched a new initiative called 'Partners in the Blue Pacific' for "effective and efficient cooperation" with the small island states of the Blue Pacific region.
The purpose of the PBP is to promote cooperation in the areas of "climate crisis, connectivity and transport, maritime safety and security, health, prosperity and education".
Partners in Blue Pacific (PBP) Initiative:
The PBP is an "informal mechanism" of five countries to support the Pacific islands and promote diplomatic, economic ties in the region.
It focuses on increasing "prosperity, resilience and security" in the Pacific region through closer cooperation.
That is, through the PBP, these countries together and individually will provide more resources to the Pacific Island countries to counterbalance China's aggressive outreach.
Former members will "promote Pacific regionalism" and forge strong ties with the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF).
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) -
The Pacific Islands Forum is the region's premier political and economic policy organisation.
It was established in 1971.
It consists of 18 members including Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. countries are included.
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