French ter­ri­to­ries join Pa­cific bloc

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The Pa­cific Is­lands Fo­rum ex­panded its bound­aries to in­clude French Poly­ne­sia and New Cale­do­nia, a com­mu­nique said yes­ter­day at the end of its an­nual sum­mit, un­der­scor­ing the chang­ing po­lit­i­cal face of the re­gion. The de­ci­sion to en­large the bloc came de­spite some op­po­si­tion to French in­flu­ence in the re­gion dat­ing back to nu­clear tests of last cen­tury. It also came as Fiji worked to es­tab­lish strate­gic al­liances with Rus­sia, China and In­done­sia.

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