Kiribati maintains close relations with its Pacific neighbours, including Australia and New Zealand, and is an active member of the Pacific Islands Forum and other regional organisations. In addition to this, Australia and New Zealand also provide defence assistance to Kiribati, for it has no native military force. It has been a member of the Commonwealth since independence, Kiribati became a member of the United Nations on 14 September 1999. Kiribati generally encourages foreign investment, and there is no known discrimination between foreign and native investors.

Embassies organisations in Kiribati
Australia, High Commission of