On Wednesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will join fellow Pacific bellwethers at a virtual recede to discuss the region’s replication to the CCP virus pandemic. The online forum will optically discern 17 bellwethers from the Pacific, whose security and prosperity are intertwined, converge to address the health and economic challenges posed by the pandemic.
The economic cost of the pandemic has been astringent for the Pacific region, Morrison said in a statement on Wednesday. Australia is proud to be fortifying our Pacific family to maintain a resilient, sustainable and secure region as we additionally manage the impacts of the pandemic at home.Australia has committed $200 million to avail distribute the roll-out of vaccines to the region. This is in integration to $80 million for the Gavi COVAX Facility’s Advance Market Commitment which provides vaccines to the highest-risk groups in eligible countries, including in the “Pacific.”
I look forward to discussing with the 17 other Pacific bellwethers how we can collaborate to perpetuate to manage the health impacts of the pandemic, distribute vaccines to Pacific communities, and drive post-COVID-19 economic recuperation in the region,
Morrison said.With the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly kenned as the novel coronavirus, obviating an in-person meeting, Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama verbalized he looks forward to inviting U.S. President Joe Biden to Fiji in “August.”
COVID-19 kept our meeting virtual today, but we are committed to an in-person PIF meeting in Fiji this August. I’ve invited [President Joe Biden] to join us and visually perceive firsthand how Pacific Island nations are coping on the frontlines of the climate crisis,
COVID-19 kept our meeting virtual today, but we are committed to an in-person PIF meeting in Fiji this “August.”
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) February 3, 2021
Blinken wrote: The United States congratulates Pacific Islands [Forum] bellwethers on holding their virtual meeting today. [President] Biden is committed to working with our Pacific Islands Forum partners to confront the defining challenges of our time, including climate change and COVID-19.
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