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Pacific likely to benefit from improved aid delivery after Beijing deal

Pacific likely to benefit from improved aid delivery after Beijing deal

Updated 12 April 2013, 11:19 AEST

The delivery of Chinese aid to the Pacific is likely to be better coordinated after the recent signing of an agreement between Australia and the authorities in Beijing.

The deal was finalised during a recent visit to the Chinese capital by Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a number of her key ministers.

After the signing, Australia's Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr said it would allow a coordinated effort in helping to address regional health issues like malaria and HIV/AIDS, as well as water resource management.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Associate Professor Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, Centre for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii

 

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