The US has long had special diplomatic relationships with the Marshall Islands that give it military access to a huge strategic swathe of the Pacific. Photo: Instagram
The US has long had special diplomatic relationships with the Marshall Islands that give it military access to a huge strategic swathe of the Pacific. Photo: Instagram

US, Marshall Islands to speed up economic assistance deal to counter China’s Pacific influence

  • US special envoy Joseph Yun and Foreign Minister Kitlang Kabua said they ‘aim to complete the Compact of Free Association talks by late fall or early winter’
  • The move came amid Beijing’s increased economic and military engagement with Pacific island nations, which are hungry for foreign investment

The US has long had special diplomatic relationships with the Marshall Islands that give it military access to a huge strategic swathe of the Pacific. Photo: Instagram
The US has long had special diplomatic relationships with the Marshall Islands that give it military access to a huge strategic swathe of the Pacific. Photo: Instagram
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