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The Embassy is accredited to the following five countries and regularly monitors political and economic events and issues in these countries.

Each year, the Political & Economic Section also contributes and produces major country reports such as the Country Background Notes, Human Rights Report, International Religions Freedom Reports, Investment Climate Statements etc. This section gives you links to major reports that the embassy produces and contributes for each of the countries:


Fiji is comprised of a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific lying about 4,450 km. (2,775 mi.) southwest of Honolulu and 1,770 km. (1,100 mi.) north of New Zealand. Its 322 islands vary dramatically in size. The largest islands are Viti Levu, about the size of the “Big Island” of Hawaii, and where the capital and 70% of the population are located, and Vanua Levu. Just over 100 of the smaller islands are inhabited. The larger islands contain mountains as high as 1,200 meters (4,000 ft.) rising abruptly from the shore. (source: Post Background Notes)



Kiribati (pronounced “keer-ah-bhass”) consists of 32 low-lying atolls and one raised island scattered over an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States. (source: Post Background Notes)



Nauru is a small oval-shaped island in the western Pacific Ocean, located just 42 kilometers (26 mi.) south of the Equator. It is one of three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean–the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia. (source: Post Background Notes)



Tonga is an archipelago directly south of Western Samoa. Its 171 islands, 48 of them inhabited, are divided into three main groups–Vava’u, Ha’apai, and Tongatapu–and cover an 800-kilometer (500 mi.)-long north-south line. (source: Post Background Notes)



The Western Pacific nation of Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is situated 4,000 kilometer (2,486 mi.) northeast of Australia. It is half-way from Hawaii to Australia. (source: Post Background Notes)