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  • Secretary Blinken traveled to Japan and Papua New Guinea on May 17-22, 2023.

  • Secretary Blinken traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, May 17-20, accompanying President Biden to the G7 Summit.

  • Secretary Blinken traveled to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, May 21-22. In Port Moresby, Secretary Blinken met with Pacific Islands Forum leaders on behalf of President Biden.

  • The Secretary conveyed President Biden’s invitation to Pacific Islands leaders to visit Washington, D.C., later this year for the second U.S. summit with the Pacific Islands Forum.

  • The Secretary also met with Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea and signed a bilateral defense cooperation agreement and a bilateral maritime security agreement.

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