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Stepping-up in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Australia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands enjoy a close bilateral relationship based on shared regional interests. The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia, is responsible for Australian affairs in the Republic of the Marshall Islands until the opening of a new Australian Embassy in Majuro (estimated 2021).

Daniya Note from Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI) with case worker Sarah Riordan from the Domestic Violence Action Centre supported by joint efforts of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Australia. Photo: Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI).

Expanding our diplomatic footprint

Australia is strengthening our relationship with the Republic of the Marshall Islands by establishing a new diplomatic mission in Majuro.

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The Republic of Marshall Islands signing an MoU with Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration, to allow the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to participate in the Pacific Medicines Testing Program pilot, and access medicine quality assurance testing services. Photo: DFAT.

Supporting humanitarian responses

Australia supported the Republic of the Marshall Islands' response to a severe dengue outbreak in 2019-20 by sending much-needed medical treatment and prevention supplies.

Australian aid supplies to the Republic of the Marshall Islands in response to a September 2019 dengue outbreak. Photo: DFAT/Jamie Isbister

Australia has also provided support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and other Pacific island countries by boosting capacity to detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19, through the delivery of GeneXpert Kits.

Group photo of 4 men, holding their fists up to celebrate receiving the GeneXpert kits.
Australian Maritime Surveillance Advisor, LCDR Johnathan Lyons, presenting the GeneXpert kits to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon Casten N. Nemra, and the Minister of Health and Human Services, the Hon Bruce Billimon, at the Majuro Hospital, June 2020. Photo: DFAT.

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Australia's development partnership with the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Australia's aid program in the Republic of the Marshall Islands supports building resilience and enhancing human development, including by increasing access to clean water and sanitation and strengthening gender equality outcomes.

Visit to the Majuro Cooperative School. This school is a recipient of our Direct Aid Program flexible small grants program. Photo: DFAT.
Photo of Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone with former President Hilda Heine.
The Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, visited the Republic of the Marshall Islands on December 2019, and met with former President Hilda Heine. Photo: DFAT.

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