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Yun, Kabua agree on Compact money

Yun, Kabua agree on Compact money

GIFF JOHNSON and HILARY HOSIA Last week’s signing of an MOU for the Compact of Free Association was momentous for the Marshall Islands and the United States, coming less than a year since RMI Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua took up her post and US Special Envoy Joseph Yun was named by President Biden to head […]

Japan minister’s high-profile visit

Japan minister’s high-profile visit

EVE BURNS The visit by Japan State Minister for Foreign Affairs Takei Shunsuke heralded a series of signing ceremonies Tuesday at President David Kabua’s office for Japan aid projects. The ceremony was short, swift and on Japanese time. The signing involved two Grant Aid Projects implemented by JICA: Project for Water Improvement for Majuro, which […]

US Coast Guard drops in

US Coast Guard drops in

Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua toured the US Coast Guard ship Frederick Hatch alongside US Embassy Charge Jeremiah Knight, Ambassador Junior Aini, Acting Transportation Secretary Waylon Muller, and US Embassy staff. The US and RMI have an agreement for Maritime Surveillance and Interdiction Activities which allows RMI law enforcement officials to embark as “shipriders” aboard US […]

24 for Taiwan-RMI

24 for Taiwan-RMI

ROC (Taiwan) Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade cohosted a luncheon Monday this week at the Nitijela Conference Room in celebration of the 24th anniversary of RMI-Taiwan diplomatic relations.President David Kabua and Nitijela Member and Iroojlaplap Michael Kabua attended the reception with Cabinet members, senators and government officials. Around 70 guests joined the […]

Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

Yun: Testing was a ‘tragedy’

WILMER JOEL US Special Presidential Envoy Joseph Yun and his delegation set foot on the Runit Dome in Enewetak for the first time last Friday. Minister Kitlang Kabua and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted this visit. “We live in fear, fear of the bombs, guns, and nuclear,” were the words in a […]

Taiwan’s 111th celebrated

Taiwan’s 111th celebrated

Watch out Marshall Islands, the Republic of China/Taiwan’s government will be sending 60 tons of rice in December. The development was announced by Taiwan Ambassador Steve Hsia in his remarks during Taiwan’s 111th anniversary dinner at the Marshall Islands Resort Tuesday. The night event featured uplifting entertainment, great food and a unique display of locally […]

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

Wong’s whirlwind trip to Majuro

WILMER JOEL and GIFF JOHNSON Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s whirlwind visit last week had two immediate impacts: • From Wong’s signing of an agreement with Culture and Internal Affairs Minister Ota Kisino last Thursday at noon, V7AB aired its first Australian Broadcasting Corporation program, one of several that are to be aired on a […]

Final Compact year funding ok’d

Final Compact year funding ok’d

The Joint Economic and Financial Accountability Committee (JEMFAC) held its annual meeting through a brief virtual call between the RMI and US members August 31. Representing the RMI was the newly appointed JEMFAC Vice Chairperson Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua and Finance Minister Brenson Wase were joined by Ambassador Gerald Zackios and representatives from RMI Compact […]

US-RMI seek quick deal

US-RMI seek quick deal

GIFF JOHNSON United States and Marshall Islands leaders said after completing the first round of talks last week that they hope to complete negotiations to renew provisions of an economic and security treaty by the end of this year or early next year. Washington sees extension of funding packages under compacts of free association with […]

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