The Fourth Japan-PIF Summit Meeting

October 21, 2005

  1. The Fourth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Summit Meeting will be held on May 26 (Fri) and 27 (Sat) of the year 2006 in Okinawa Prefecture.
  2. The Summit Meeting will be co-chaired by Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, and Sir Michael Somare, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
  3. At the Meeting, 14 PIF member countries and two regions will get together to exchange frank opinions on such matters as the situation in the Pacific region and Japan-PIF relations.
  4. In this connection, a dialogue will be held on October 28 (Fri) and 29 (Sat) in Port Moresby, the capital of PNG, between the PIF and Post-Forum Dialogue Partner countries to discuss the Summit Meeting. Ambassador Tatsuo Arima, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, will attend the Post-Forum Dialogue Partners Meeting.

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