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January 29, 1987
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and the Soviet Union have signed a one-year fishing agreement that allows Soviet vessels to use Vanuatu's ports. The agreement has been criticized by the United States, Australia and New Zealand on grounds it will give Moscow a foothold in the South Pacific. Vanuatu, west of Fiji and 1,400 miles northeast of Australia, will permit Soviet fishing boats to use its ports to resupply or make repairs.
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January 29, 1987
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and the Soviet Union have signed a one-year fishing agreement that allows Soviet vessels to use Vanuatu's ports. The agreement has been criticized by the United States, Australia and New Zealand on grounds it will give Moscow a foothold in the South Pacific. Vanuatu, west of Fiji and 1,400 miles northeast of Australia, will permit Soviet fishing boats to use its ports to resupply or make repairs.
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