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On September 20, 1979, representatives of the newly-independent Republic of Kiribati and of the United States met in Tarawa to sign a treaty of friendship between the two nations, known as the Treaty of Tarawa. In this treaty, the U.S. acknowledged Kiribati sovereignty over 14 islands.[1] The treaty came into force on September 23, 1983, by the exchange of the instruments of ratification, which took place at Suva, Fiji.[2]

Islands Mentioned in the Treaty

Canton (Kanton),
Hull (Orona),
Phoenix (Rawaki),
Birnie Island,
Gardner (Nikumaroro),
Starbuck Island,
Sydney (Manra),
McKean Island,
Christmas (Kiritimati),
Caroline Island,
Malden Island,
Flint Island, and
Vostok Island


  1. ^ US Department of State Background Note [1]
  2. ^ Text of the Treaty United Nations, Treaty Series, #28230


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