FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday arrive in Tuvalu, a tiny Pacific Island, to start wooing a region that Canberra fears is edging closer to China.
Morrison will spend two days in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum, an annual gathering of regional leaders.
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Morrison faces a muted reception after his pledge of A$500 million ($339.85 million) to invest in renewable energy generation and prepare for the impact of climate change was publicly dismissed by several island leaders.
The low-lying Pacific islands are on the front line of global climate change, battling rising sea levels and other climate-related crises that have forced some residents to move to higher ground.
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Eager to smooth ties, Morrison is expected to meet Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna and Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga on the sidelines of the forum.
Morrison will also meet with...
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