WELLINGTON, New Zealand : Ambassador Sujiro Seam, Head of the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, said that the European Union is working to boost its presence in the Pacific through economic ties and new security commitments in the region.
The EU's push comes as major powers are vying for influence in the region, with the United States trying to control the region.
After China signed a security pact, the States and Australia are ramping up engagement in the Pacific.
This year, the Solomon Islands are in the process of making a statement.
The importance of the Pacific is recognised by everyone, including the geostrategic importance of the Pacific.
Seam said the European Union.
He said that the EU has several development projects underway in the region and is looking at others and is looking at others, including plans to spend 5 million euros on a feasibility study to build a wharf on Kiritimati Island in Kiribati.
We've always said that our position in the region is not against anybody. Seam said that they were able to contain China.
When countries decide who to partner with, it is important to assess their partners.
The consequences, such as whether or not they are being offered development aid or loans, are what they are going to have to deal with.
The vulnerability of these countries is a concern. Economic growth is a part of the strategy to boost the presence of the EU in the Pacific.
Seam said it has signed a number of trade partnerships with Pacific governments and is negotiating a similar agreement with Tonga to allow it better access to European markets.