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Government Withdraws From Pacific Islands Forum

July 11 2022


President Taneti Maamau has announced that Kiribati will leave the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), expressing dissatisfaction with several unresolved issues, reports the Fijian Broadcasting Corp.

In a letter sent to PIF Secretary-General Henry Puna, Maamau said that the  failure of the Cook Islander politician to step down in June violated an agreement that a Micronesian country was to hold the post.

He also expressed unhappiness about discussions over a reform package made under the...

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