The 5th Japan-Pacific Foreign Ministerial meeting in Suva on February 12 will focus on partnerships and implementation of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, along with preparations for PALM10 in Tokyo in July.
This event marks the first face-to-face PALM session since the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first to be held in the region. It follows up on previous PALM commitments.
“The Japan – Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting has come to symbolise a level of mutual respect and dialogue as the way to deepen progress towards common ground, as a collective, between our sea of islands and global development partners such as Japan,” Forum Secretary General SG Puna said.
“With the recent Pacific Partnerships for Prosperity launch from the Forum Leaders meeting in Rarotonga, to the next steps for the 2050 Implementation Plan, I look forward to the 5th PALM Ministerial Interim Ministerial in Suva playing an integral part in framing the first face to face PALM since 2018.”
Delegations from various Pacific nations, along with Japan, will participate, with discussions covering Pacific partnerships, the 2050 Implementation Plan, and the broader PALM agenda.