Puerto Rico has become the latest U.N. territory to announce it will remain in bankruptcy protection after Maria destroyed the island’s economy.
The National Governor’s Office said Tuesday it is working with other countries to recover from the storm, which has brought more than 3 feet (1 meter) of rain on Puerto Rico and caused widespread power outages.
The storm has also caused widespread damage to the infrastructure on the island.
A federal judge in Puerto Rico on Wednesday issued an order requiring the U.P. government to pay the island $3.4 billion in back taxes and interest.
The order came after Puerto Rico was ordered to pay $3 billion in additional taxes for the past fiscal year and $2 billion for the next three fiscal years, and to reduce its debt to $15 billion.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, which was a rare step between the two nations.
The White House said the two leaders discussed Puerto Rico, including the ongoing recovery efforts, the effects of Maria on the U,P.
economy and Puerto Rico itself.
Puerto Rico also agreed to pay a $4.5 billion loan to U.B.C. and U.C., according to the government.