Kerry is the first secretary of state to visit the Solomon Islands. His trip is viewed as an important part of President Barack Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, something that has irked China and been questioned by allies who wonder about the extent of U.S. commitment there. “We have huge historical ties that we respect enormously,” Kerry said in the capital, Honiara. “There is a lot that ties us together.” Kerry said the Solomon Islands stands to benefit from U.S. funding for programs to deal with the effects of climate change in the Asia-Pacific region. Like many island nations in the South Pacific, the Solomons faces problems from climate change and warming oceans that include rising sea levels and the acidification of coral reefs. During his three-hour visit, Kerry click here! laid http://www.originalviewpoint.com/6695-the-dating-point-to-launch-its-newest-website-for-mens-dating-guide_ovp.html a wreath at a memorial for Americans and allies killed during the Guadalcanal campaign of 1942 and 1943, an offensive that was considered a significant strategic victory over the Japanese.
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