2021/02/05 22:56 U.S.-China battlefield crisis +1!The Pacific Islands Forum splits Palau and withdraws



Palau said today that as the new secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum does not conform to practice, it will withdraw from the organization. The picture shows the flags of the member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum.  (Associated Press information photo)

Palau said today that as the new secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum does not conform to practice, it will withdraw from the organization. The picture shows the flags of the member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum. (Associated Press information photo)

2021/02/05 22:56

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report]Taiwan’s AIA Palau announced today (5) that Palau will withdraw from the forum because the new secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) is not in accordance with the practice. Countries with the same position also threatened to follow up. The Pacific region has always been a battlefield for the United States and China to compete for diplomatic influence. It is expected that this event will give China an opportunity to expand its influence.

“AFP” reported that the Pacific Islands Forum held a secretary-general selection meeting on the 3rd. According to unwritten conventions, this time it was the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and Mikhail. The Secretary-General of the Federated State of Micronesia and Palauan.

The preferred person from the five countries was selected as the Marshall Islands ambassador to the United Nations, Gerald Zackios, but Zackios lost by one vote to the former prime minister of the Cook Islands, Henry Puna. .

Palau issued a statement afterwards, stating that “after the recent incident, the government of the Republic of Palau will terminate its participation in the Pacific Islands Forum.” “the spirit of.”

The remaining four countries will hold a meeting on the 8th to discuss the withdrawal of the forum.

The Pacific Islands Forum is currently composed of 16 island countries in the Pacific plus New Zealand and Australia in Oceania. It is one of the influential organizations in the Pacific region and an important organization in the diplomatic game between the United States and China. Taiwan has participated in forum meetings as a Development Partner since 1993.



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