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Our relations with the Republic of Kiribati are gradually growing.
A maritime demarcation agreement with French Polynesia was signed at Tarawa, on December 18th, 2002.
Through the Pacific Fund, France has financed cooperation projects in education, biodiversity (Tarawa lagoon), and water and mineral resources (Banaba Island).
The Vice-President of Kiribati, Mrs. Teima Onorio participated in the Third France-Oceania Summit, on July 31st, 2009 in Noumea.
President Anote Tong attended the 5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, co-hosted by France and UNESCO, from May 3rd to 7th, 2010 in Paris.
Our Ambassador in Suva is accredited to the Republic of Kiribati.