5 Jul 2013

US Pacific Partnership mission now in Marshall Islands

8:45 am on 5 July 2013

The United States Pacific Partnership mission is now in Majuro in the Marshall Islands until the end of next week.

It will undertake building projects and among other services provide medical and veterinary care.

The USS Pearl Harbor is carrying soldiers and NGO representatives from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other countries to lead numerous activities at Majuro and Kwajalein.

While in the Marshall Islands they will build a facility to honour a local soldier killed in action in Iraq in 2008.

The Pacific Partnership, which extends over four months, has already visited Samoa and Tonga.

It will also call at Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.