NEWS & EVENTS
17 Feb 2022
Cook Islands call on the United States to formalize a high level dialogue mechanism with the Pacific
The Cook Islands, through Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Tingika Elikana called on the United States to formalize a high level dialogue mechanism with the Pacific if it was committed to deeper engagement with the Pacific. The call was delivered during a Roundtable Exchange last Friday co-hosted by Fiji’s Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the United States Secretary of State (SoS), Antony J. Blinken in the margins of SoS Blinken’s visit to Fiji.
The Roundtable Exchange included a number of Pacific Leaders, many of whom called for greater engagement by the U.S. with the region including on climate change, economic resilience, oceans cooperation and regional integration.
A copy of the remarks delivered by Associate Minister Elikana can be found here