24 Aug 2018

US officials to meet with Pacific Forum leaders in Nauru

6:46 pm on 24 August 2018

United States officials will head a roundtable at the Pacific Islands Forum with regional leaders to discuss various issues facing the members.

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Senior US officials will travel to Nauru with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for the September 4 talks.

A Department of State spokesperson said they will discuss combating illegal fishing, responding to the threat of North Korea and promoting sustainable development.

In recent weeks Washington has announced funding totalling $US413 million into the Indo-Pacific region.

While the United States is not a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, it is one of several dialogue partners.