March 22, 2019

Japan-PIF Relations

Since 1989, Japan has attended Post-Forum Dialogues between the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) countries and non-member countries at the vice-ministerial level. In November 2000, SPF (Note: former South Pacific Forum) was renamed Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Most recently, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kiyoshi Odawara attended the Dialugue held in the Federated States of Micronesia in September 2016.

In addition, each year the chairman of the PIF has been invited to Japan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for constructive talks. Other personal exchanges continue to become more active at all levels. Relations are growing closer between Japan and the PIF. Japan provides funding for the PIF and has jointly run the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) in Tokyo since its establishment in October 1996 to assist Forum Islands Countries (FICs) in sustainable economic development through the promotion of trade, investment and tourism between Japan and the FICs.

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