Key officials engaged in United States relations with Pacific Islands countries will discuss expanding presence and engagement in the region from development, military and congressional policy perspectives. They will explain how these moves position the United States to deepen strategic partnership with Pacific Island nations in support of a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific. Opening comments followed by moderated discussion will cover the development trajectories of Pacific Island countries, COVID-19’s impacts on the region, and US-China dynamics.
The panelists include: Representative Michael T. McCaul (TX-10); USAID Acting Deputy Administrator John Barsa; INDOPACOM Commander Admiral Philip S. Davidson; Representative Ed Case (HI-1); Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell; and Gloria D. Steele, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia, USAID. The session will be moderated by East-West Center in Washington Director Dr. Satu Limaye.
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