Nauru

Nauru’s Intergenerational Trust Fund records 31 per cent increase for 2019

The minister said the Government was delighted with the significant increase in the value of its Intergenerational Trust Fund during the 2019 financial year.

“The growth rate represents an increase of around 31 per cent – or $26.4 million – from the 2018 financial year, which is a fantastic outcome for all Nauruans,” he said.

Nauru Heads of Mission assemble for inaugural meet

The meeting was held at the Civic Centre conference hall, 7-8 January.

Desperate Imagination, the theme of the conference expands to the wider vision of a trade component of the meeting and to bring industries to Nauru.

“I must stress that the very concept of desperate imagination is not about hopelessness but about the desire to think outside the box and to help with driving the nation towards sustainability... hence attract direct foreign investment,” President Aingimea said in his closing remarks on 8 January.

Nauru congratulates Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen on re-election

Ms Tsai has secured a second term as President.

 “You are a great friend of Nauru & the Pacific region & we look forward to continuing to stand with Taiwan & stand up for democracy across the world,” the Nauru Government tweeted on its Twitter account.

In response the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan thanked Nauru for the warm congratulatory message.

Taiwan, Nauru sign aviation services agreement in Taipei

The pact was inked by Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung and visiting Nauru President Lionel Aingimea at a ceremony witnessed by President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei.

Under the agreement, all commercial flight operators from Taiwan and Nauru will be allowed to operate inbound and outbound flight services between the two countries.

According to Tsai, Nauru Airlines in November sent its representatives to Taiwan to discuss airline cooperation, such as extending flight routes to Taipei.

Nauru president reaffirms ties with Taiwan

Aingimea arrived in Taiwan on Friday for a five-day state visit, his third to Taiwan and first as president.

In an exclusive interview with the CNA on Saturday, Aingimea said bilateral relations are significant and reiterated that he sees Taiwan as family, which he also told Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen during a welcome banquet Friday.

"When you start using words like family, it takes it up to a different level, a level that ensures that when things happen within family, family sticks together," Aingimea said.

Taiwan to put US$2 million in health fund for Pacific nations

Of Taiwan’s 15 remaining official diplomatic allies, four are located in the Pacific, namely the Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Palau and Nauru. Earlier this year, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati switched recognition to China.

Speaking during a meeting with participants in the 2019 Pacific Islands Leadership Programme in Taipei Tuesday, Chen said that apart from contributing to scholarships and to regional development plans, Taiwan would also launch the healthcare fund.

Russian Ambassador presents credentials to Nauru President

The ceremony took place in Nauru on 12 November.

The Embassy of Russia in Canberra, Australia tweeted that at the meeting held after the official ceremony, various aspects of Russian-Nauruan relations as well as prospects for strengthening cooperation in international matters were discussed.

“Mutual commitment to traditional friendly relations between Russia and Nauru was reaffirmed.”

Ambassador Pavlovsky also paid courtesy calls to Cabinet Ministers during his visit.

 

Photo Facebook/ Embassy of Russia in Australia

     

Indian High Commissioner presents credentials to Nauru President

Ms. Padmaja is presently High Commissioner of India to Fiji, with residence in Suva.

Prior to her appointment she was Deputy Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

Nauru and India established bilateral relations in 1968 at the time of the island nation’s independence.

Nauru has an Honorary Consul General in New Delhi.

 

Photo Twiiter High Commission of India Suva  

     

Construction begins for Nauru's first international port, supported by ADB

Nauru President Lionel Aingimea today witnessed the upgrade work as engineers installed large reinforced concrete piles into the atoll’s bedrock. Over 500 of these concrete piles will form the basis of the port’s main structure.

“We are now realizing our dream of having an international port, and strong development partnership during implementation will be the key to the success of this project,” said Mr. Aingimea.

Nauru President vows to deliver on “unfulfilled promises”

Speaking to the UN General Assembly in New York recently, Mr Aingimea said “After an economic collapse followed by many years of stagnation, far too many Nauruans have been left behind and they are hungry for improvements in the quality of their lives.

“It is the highest priority of my administration to restore to them what has been lost. To return what has been taken and deliver on the promises that have gone unfulfilled for too long.”

Mr Aingimea said the immediate focus for his government was reforming the health and education systems.