Relations between France and the Republic of Kiribati are gradually developing. A maritime delimitation agreement with French Polynesia was signed on 18 December 2002 in Tarawa. Through the Pacific Fund, France has financed cooperation projects in the fields of education, biodiversity (Tarawa Lagoon), and water and mineral resources (Banaba Island).
President Anote Tong attended the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change chaired by the President of the French Republic in Nouméa on 17 November 2014. He spoke with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs at this event.
He travelled to France for the 4th France-Oceania Summit on 26 November 2015 and the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
The French Ambassador to Fiji is accredited to Kiribati.