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USAID Announces Expansion in the Pacific Region and Reaffirms Commitment to Bolster Resilience in the Pacific Islands at the 2022 U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit

September 29, 2022

On September 28-29, 2022, during the first-ever U.S.- Pacific Island Country Summit hosted by President Biden, Secretary of State Blinken announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will expand its presence and programming to benefit Pacific Islanders by re-establishing its regional mission for the Pacific in Fiji and elevating its presence in Papua New Guinea to a Country Representative Office, subject to Congressional notification.

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Administrator Samantha Power at the ASEAN-U.S. Gender Ministerial

September 29, 2022

Thank you so much. Thanks to Her Excellency Bintang Puspayoga for that introduction, and just now for giving me the floor. I’m grateful for your leadership as the Co-Chair for today’s ASEAN-U.S. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Ministerial Dialogue – and I know this is the first in history, but hopefully surely not the last.

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Last updated: September 29, 2022

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