27 Mar 2006

Kiribati receives million dollar grant from Japan

10:14 am on 27 March 2006

Kiribati has been given around a million US dollars by Japan - a donation known as a non-project aid grant.

The President Anote Tong says the donation signifies the strong bonds between the two countries.

The Foreign Affairs secretary, Taam Biribo, signed the donation in Melbourne, Australia, on March 17.

President Tong says Kiribati is the first country to receive such aid.