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Pacific Leaders and Japan reach consensus on controversial Nuclear Wastewater discharge

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In a significant meeting convened to address the controversial issue of Japan’s treated nuclear wastewater discharge into the Pacific Ocean, a consensus was reached among Pacific leaders and Japan. This was confirmed by Cook Islands Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Mark Brown, after the conclusion of the PALM10 Summit in Tokyo on Thursday. The discussions centered...

MSG Leaders propose UN-MSG Joint Mission to assess political and socioeconomic status in New Caledonia

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The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders issued a joint statement on Wednesday addressing the decolonisation process and political situation in Kanaky-New Caledonia, proposing an “information visit” and an UN-MSG joint mission to assess the political and socioeconomic status in the French territory. The MSG leaders also committed to playing a constructive role in addressing the situation in Kanaky-New Caledonia. They also...

Tuvalu PM Feleti Teo urges global action as rising seas threaten nation’s survival

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Tuvalu's Prime Minister Feleti Teo spoke on Tuesday about the dire impact of climate change on his country on the sidelines of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10) in Tokyo, Japan. He emphasised that climate change is Tuvalu's top priority and will remain so indefinitely. “As all Pacific Island countries have collectively declared, climate change and sea level rise pose the...

Forum Chair Mark Brown highlights PALM’s strategic role

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Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown expressed the significance of the 10th PALM during the welcome reception hosted by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi in Japan. "This 10th PALM is a celebration of our shared values and determined efforts through genuine partnerships to better support our separate and shared aspirations for a resilient region of peace, harmony,...

Japan’s PM Kishida and Forum Secretary General Waqa discuss enhanced cooperation

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Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio received a courtesy call Tuesday from Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Baron Waqa who is visiting Japan to participate in the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10). Prime Minister Kishida expressed his desire, with Secretary General Waqa's cooperation, to strengthen the “kizuna” (bond) between Japan and the Pacific Island countries at PALM10. He emphasised...

Japan boosts ties with Niue at PALM10, Promises disaster support

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Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio Tuesday welcomed the opening of Niue’s first honorary consulate in Japan, aiming to bolster bilateral ties as he met with Niue Premier Dalton Tagelagi during the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10). During their bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Kishida announced Japan's commitment to providing disaster prevention and response equipment to Niue, including police vehicles and...

Japan to provide fishery research vessel to PNG, strengthen bilateral ties

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Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has announced the Asian nation's commitment to provide a fishery research vessel to Papua New Guinea during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister James Marape on Tuesday. He also expressed gratitude for Papua New Guinea's support in ensuring stable access for Japanese fishing vessels and conveyed Japan's decision to supply additional fishery equipment. Both leaders welcomed...

Japan commits fishery support to Vanuatu

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Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has announced Japan's decision to provide a fishery research vessel and equipment to enhance Vanuatu's fishing industry and address priority issues. He made the announcement when he met with Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10) Prime Minister Kishida emphasised Japan's commitment, alongside Prime...

GCF Approves US$22.6 Million for Tonga Coastal Resilience Project

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has approved a US$22.66 million grant for Tonga’s Coastal Resilience Project, supplemented by US$1.2 million in co-financing from the Government of Tonga and US$63,000 from the UN Development Programme (UNDP). This initiative aims to build the long-term resilience of vulnerable coastal communities and transformative adaptation to the direct impacts of climate change in Tonga...

14 Pacific leaders to attend PALM10 in Japan

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Fourteen leaders from the Pacific Islands Forum will be attending the PALM10 meeting in Japan this week. This was confirmed by Japan's Foreign Ministry Senior deputy director, Iwasaki Ryuji during a briefing with Pacific media in Tokyo. However, Kiribati President Taneti Maamau will be absent due to upcoming elections in the island nation and New Caledonia President Louis Mapou will not...

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Pacific Leaders and Japan reach consensus on controversial Nuclear Wastewater discharge

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In a significant meeting convened to address the controversial issue of Japan’s treated nuclear wastewater discharge into the Pacific Ocean, a consensus was reached...

MSG Leaders propose UN-MSG Joint Mission to assess political and socioeconomic status in New...

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The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders issued a joint statement on Wednesday addressing the decolonisation process and political situation in Kanaky-New Caledonia, proposing an...

Tuvalu PM Feleti Teo urges global action as rising seas threaten nation’s survival

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Tuvalu's Prime Minister Feleti Teo spoke on Tuesday about the dire impact of climate change on his country on the sidelines of the Pacific...