Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, left, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for a photo before a bilateral meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Photo: Pool via AP
Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, left, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for a photo before a bilateral meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Photo: Pool via AP

China’s bid for Pacific Islands security pact should be considered in regional forum, says Samoan PM

  • Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum members are due meet in July in Fiji, after they were caught off guard by the Solomon Islands’ security pact with China
  • NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says: ‘As a forum we will come together, we’ll discuss these issues, we’ll of course, hopefully build consensus’

Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, left, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for a photo before a bilateral meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Photo: Pool via AP
Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, left, and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for a photo before a bilateral meeting in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Photo: Pool via AP
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