Japan to strengthen bilateral ties with the Pacific at 5th PALM Ministerial Interim Meeting

Japan to strengthen bilateral ties with the Pacific at 5th PALM Ministerial Interim Meeting

By Mikaele Liga
Monday 12/02/2024
Photo: Fiji Government

Japan is ready to help the Pacific region in terms of strengthening their bilateral ties in the Pacific.

This has been highlighted by Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamikawa Yoko ahead of the 5th PALM Ministerial Interim Meeting where she says the meeting will be a historic event as it comes to the Pacific for the first time, ahead of the high-level Palm10 in Tokyo from the 16th to the 18th July 2024.

Yoko says it is a historic day for them to engage with members of different countries in the Pacific and discuss Japan's efforts in some fields of interest of Pacific Island countries in the region.

The meeting officially started today at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and includes countries from Fiji, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Nauru, Palau, Marshall Islands and the Cook Islands.

The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Cook Islands, Tingika Elikana.

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