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China, Indonesia decline to back closer U.N. ties with Pacific Islands Forum

By Sapeer Mayron 04 August 2019, 8:00PM

China and Indonesia did not back a United Nations motion for closer ties with the Pacific Islands Forum, in a move an expert says was motivated by some Pacific states' positions on Taiwan and West Papua.

The motion, for the United Nations (U.N) to cooperate more closely with the Pacific Islands Forum (P.I.F), was overwhelmingly supported in the General Assembly 137-0 this week. 

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By Sapeer Mayron 04 August 2019, 8:00PM
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