The largest gathering of the pacific islands is here again. It is seen that leaders all across the 14 pacific states were invited to participate in the summit which is stipulated to hold on Wednesday and Thursday.
Observers from New Zealand and Australia were allowed to attend.
Pacific islands: what to discuss
The summit which was held at the period was called to discuss some vital issues. The group called is going to talk on;
- Economic investment
- Development assistance
- Global warming and rising levels
- The region giant: China
- Maritime security
Pacific islands: since world war two
The pacific island is seen as a chessboard of great power. It holds down competition between the united states and china says one writer. Since world war two, it was both dominated and vastly ignored by the US as its maritime backyard.
The pacific islands won’t want to involve themselves in a deadly game as the united states of Washington has a toll lower than expected in its premium gameplay with Beijing. This statement is made by some experts.
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Pacific islands: before the summit
Professor Gregory toll that they are talking about the wide gap that is between the wants of the Americans and what the pacific islands want. This, he said ahead of the summit.
He continued by saying the united states focused on security because of the growing presence of China. The pacific islands are seen to be focused on the immediate threat circling around their territory and they are constantly looking for the ability to survive the harsh effects of climate change.
Professor Gregory made it known to the media that the pacific islands point of view is that they want to see action. Pacific islands are no longer interested in words and they are worried about the united states fantasising about things to an extent that the region is more militarized.
He continued by saying that the overall essentials are the in-depth feelings to link the pacific into the indo pacific to engulf china. He also said that they are interested in building a good rapport with America. Nevertheless, they didn’t buy the idea of the indo pacific strategy.
The islands is also been careful in their dealings so as not to see china as an enemy.
Pacific islands: detailed Wednesday report
The first day of the summit is an interesting one as it talks in detail about what Washington is offering. It is stated in the summit that Washington did not pay enough attention to the islands, this is said by the senior Biden administration official.
Washington opined on the figure that it had deliberately put to be invested in programmes that would help the islands. This figure tolls above 860 million US dollars. Another report which is on a statement of vision committing to joint endeavours was endorsed by all the people in attendance at the summit. John Kerry, the united states climate envoy treated the summit participants to launch.
A senior US official told the AFP following the changed status of the islands that we have done meetings like this with the islands before. He said that the summits then are normally an hour in Hawaii or any other place. He concluded that we have not done anything like this before. The response has been stirred than normal as china entered into the pacific islands.
In the past few years, the west has been on the move to re-engage with the islands. This became frenzied after china signed a security agreement with Solomon island. This happened earlier this year and has intensified fears of the military china present there.
A summit stands to hold on Wednesday and Thursday all the leaders across the pacific states are invited. They come together to discuss some cogent topics.
Nevertheless, the pacific island is seen as a chessboard of great power. It holds down competition between the united states and china. Since world war two, it was both dominated and vastly ignored by the US as its maritime backyard. The Pacific Islands wont want to involve themselves in a deadly game like the united states Washington.