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China makes its annual monetary gift to Pacific Islands Forum

Henry Puna
Source: RNZ Pacific

Suve, FIJI — China has given the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat an annual contribution of $US1.1 million.

In a handover ceremony, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry Puna, welcomed the funding, done under the Pacific Islands Forum Co-operation Fund.

Puna said China continues to be a long standing and important Forum Dialogue and development partner.

He said most of this latest application will go to supporting the Pacific Trade and Invest China office.

Puna said the office works with the private sector to develop, grow and promote business in the region by facilitating export opportunities with buyers and attracting foreign direct investments.