Brussels, 28/01/2016
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Statement

Statement by the Spokesperson on the election of the President of the Republic of Marshall Islands

On 27 January Hilda C Heine was elected as the eighth President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by the Nitijela, the country's national parliament. She is the first woman to hold the post, which is an important demonstration of the empowerment of women and of their increased political participation in the Pacific.

The European Union is committed to working together with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and its new President, in particular in tackling climate change, enhancing the country's socio-economic sustainability and democratic development.