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U.S. Relationship

Buada lagoon, Nauru (3rd smallest country in the world)
Buada lagoon, Nauru (3rd smallest country in the world)

U.S.-Nauru Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Nauru in 1976, eight years after Nauru’s independence from an Australia-administered trusteeship. The close relationship between the U.S. and Nauru is based on mutual respect and shared interests. The two countries work closely together on a broad range of issues, from strengthening regional security, to promoting sustainable development and addressing climate change, to protecting
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Buada lagoon, Nauru (3rd smallest country in the world)

U.S. Assistance to Nauru

USAID assistance to Nauru is on hold based on the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The U.S. is, however, a major financial contributor to international and regional organizations that assist Nauru, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, UN Children’s Fund, World Health Organization, and UN Fund for Population Activities. The U.S. has an expanded ship-rider agreement under
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Buada lagoon, Nauru (3rd smallest country in the world)

Bilateral Economic Relations

Trade between the U.S. and Nauru is limited by the latter’s small size and remoteness. As Nauru’s phosphate mining has declined due to the depletion of reserves, the country has relied heavily on payments for fishing rights within its exclusive economic zone, operation of detention centers for asylum seekers to Australia (administered by Australia but with opportunities for local employment
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

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