May 10, 2007

The Pacific

The United States has declared 2007 the "Year of the Pacific". In a meeting that saw the 20 Pacific nations represented in Washington, U.S. Secretary Of State, Condoleezza Rice said her country would attempt to improve stability, democracy, economic development and cultural ties in the region. "Maintaining security and stability in the Pacific region is crucial to the interests of every country ... including the United States.