President Simina arrives in DC for the US-Pacific Island Forum Summit at the White House

Washington, DC, September 25, 2023 – President Simina and fellow PIF leaders are currently in DC at the invitation of President Biden, for the second US-Pacific Island Forum Summit, to discuss the importance of the Pacific region and the future of US - Pacific Islands Forum relations.
 
In the opening plenary, President Simina spoke to the urgent issue of preserving maritime zones in the face of climate change related sea level rise, where he stressed the importance of continued support for the landmark Declaration on Preserving Maritime Zones in the Face of Climate Change related Sea-level Rise that was passed by the PIF in 2021.
 
President Simina also added that economic stability is crucial to the FSM’s resilience, and that “the FSM is proud of its deep and enduring relationship with the United States, a cornerstone of the US-Pacific partnership.”, ending with a call to action to the US government for the ratification of the amended compact before the end of the fiscal year.
 
Stay tuned for more updates as the summit continues.

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