Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong has pledged her Government will increase its development assistance to Pacific Island countries by $US900 million.
Wong made the announcement at the Pacific Way Conference in Papeete, French Polynesia.
She said Australia is deepening its role as a development partner in the Pacific region.
"We will increase our overseas development assistance budget by 1.4 billion dollars over the next four years this includes assistance that will actively increase in areas of climate resilience and renewable energy," she said.
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