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Pacific Partnership Kicks off in Palau

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Koror- Pacific Partnership 2022 kicked off in Koror,

Palau, July 12. Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest

annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.

In Palau, the Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22) team, comprised of

representatives from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United

States, will work together with their counterparts on a range of activities

and projects, specifically related to humanitarian assistance, disaster

relief, and medical exchanges.

U.S. Ambassador to Palau John Hennessey-Niland noted that "Pacific

Partnership reflects our deep commitment to the people of Palau and the

region. We welcome the opportunity to work and learn from one another as we

continue to work for a free and open Indo-Pacific."


PP22 activities are coordinated with the host nation and are conducted based

on Palau's requirements and requests. Engagements in Palau include medical

subject-matter-expert exchanges related to pediatric care, maternity care,

neonatal care, intensive and critical care, mental health for military

veterans, and physical therapy.

"I am excited to begin our mission in Palau and deepen the already strong

partnership we share with both Palau and our partner nations," said Capt.

Hank Kim, Pacific Partnership mission commander. "I look forward to sharing

experiences and exchanging expertise so we can collectively build skills

that will last well after the mission."

As part of PP22, the mission team will conduct missions throughout Oceania

and the Western Pacific.

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