Dinner with participants to the 5th Ministerial Interim Meeting of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)
On February 11 2024, commencing at 6:10 p.m. local time (3:10 p.m. on February 11 JST) for approximately 1 hour 40 minutes, in Suva, Fiji, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan attended dinner to cultivate friendships with Hon. Tingika Elikana, Special Envoy for the Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Marine Resources and Parliamentary Services of Cook Islands and other participants to the 5th Ministerial Interim Meeting of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) . The overview is as follows.
During the conversation, Minister Kamikawa explained her diplomatic activities since assuming the office of Foreign Minister. She also explained about Japan's efforts by referring to some fields of interest of Pacific Island countries, such as water issues, the rule of law, Women, Peace and Security (WPS), human resource development and people-to-people exchanges, and expressed her intention to work together in various areas. The PIF participants responded that they shared the importance of these initiatives and expressed their willingness to cooperate in addressing the challenges faced by the region.
The participants exchanged views on a wide ranging of relations between Japan and PIF members in a friendly atmosphere.