Joe Biden is organizing a two-day conference in Washington from September 28 to 29 with the heads of Pacific island nations. Last Friday, the White House also reported the information.
It is part of the latest US effort to curb China’s influence in the region. The White House said in a statement that the conference will reflect on the United States’ efforts to strengthen cooperation on climate change, pandemic response, economic recovery, maritime security, environmental protection and a free Pacific region.
An official of the administration said that the United States has invited 12 island states to the conference. These include Solomon Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and Tuvalu.