The United States Coast Guard and the Republic of Palau held a series of meetings and initiatives to safeguards shared maritime partnership and promote regional stability from Oct. 6 to 13, 2023.
According to the DVIDS website, members of U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Legal and Intel, along with members of U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam’s Intel and Compact of Free Association departments, conducted an Enhanced Shiprider Tabletop Exercise in Palau with members of the government and local enforcement agencies.
The meeting also laid out future collaborations between the US Coast guard and Palau.
In early 2024 a Palau Search and rescue will be held and enhance bilateral agreement between the two countries.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy has also made a presentation aimed at recruiting and fostering education among young talent while building skills for local residents to bring back to Palau.
The U.S. Coast Guard will also participate in the Palau Joint Committee Meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 to 17 in Palau, where, in addition to other items, discussions will consider the practical implementation of U.S. Coast Guard support to Palauan partners.
“Our work with Palau goes beyond signatures on an agreement; it’s about the actions we take together. It’s about standing side by side to safeguard our shared maritime environment and ensure regional security,” said Capt. Nicholas Simmons, U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam.