US strengthens ties with Pacific Island nations

(VOVWORLD) - US President Joe Biden will host leaders of Pacific Island nations at a September 28-29 gathering in Washington DC, the White House said on Friday, the latest US effort to step up ties with the region.

The summit will reflect the United States' broadening and deepening cooperation on key issues such as climate change, pandemic response, economic recovery, maritime security, environmental protection, and advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific, the White House said in a statement.

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