Biden Administration to Host ‘First Ever’ US-Pacific Island Summit Amid Beijing Influence Push

The Biden administration will push to reverse Beijing’s encroaching influence in the Indo-Pacific region when the “first ever” U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit is held in Washington D.C. on Sept. 28-29.
The Summit aims to broaden existing partnerships between the United States and Pacific Island Countries and territories in which under the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, a “free and open Indo-Pacific”—and other related objectives—are being sought.
“The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ deep and enduring partnership with Pacific Island countries and the Pacific region that is underpinned by shared history, values, and people-to-people ties,” according to a White House statement….

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