US Closes to New Cooperation Agreements with Pacific Island Nations | NASCAR Racing News

Washington (AFP) – The Biden administration is closing in on deals with two Pacific island nations to expand ties that are crucial to maintaining balance in the US-China competition for influence in a region where the Chinese are rapidly expanding their economic, diplomatic and military clout. .

This week, the United States signed memorandums of understanding with Marshall Islands And Palau Administration officials hope that it will pave the way for the swift completion of broader agreements that will govern the islands’ relations with Washington for the next two decades. These relationships give the US military and other unique security rights to the islands in return for significant aid.

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