Head of United Kingdom delegation to Palau Political Counsellor Rebecca Shah and Second Secretary Martin Norman visiting Palau to strengthen bilateral relations.

The United Kingdom reaffirms its commitment to Palau as demonstrated by the visit led by Political Counsellor Rebecca Shah and Second Secretary Martin Norman of the British Embassy in Manila, Philippines to “advance the bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Palau.

Despite COVId-19 and its impacts that have limited access all around, the United Kingdom continues to expand its support and commitment to the region, and across different areas of interest including climate change and maritime security among others.

“Indo-Pacific tilt is not a reactive event, it’s been thought about for a long time and it’s enduring and I think we see our interests now and in the future, quite a close relationship with the region,” said UK Political Counsellor Shah of the UK’s support in the region despite the ongoing tragedy of war in Ukraine.

She said the UK is collaborating with Palau on many issues in the international arena, citing the recent resolutions adopted at the UN to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

United Kingdom as the recent host of COP26 is continuing to support climate change and blue economy issues brought forth by the strong Pacific islands voices during COP26, added Shah.

The UK delegation is meeting Palau leadership as well as Our Oceans team and will depart this week Thursday. (By: L.N. Reklai)

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