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Japan-South Pacific islands talks to begin in Nago

Date Posted: 2003-05-17

Japanese and South Pacific leaders are scheduled to meet beginning tomorrow in Nago to discuss problems ranging from terrorism to waste disposal.

The meeting is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Pacific Islands Forum consists of 16 member states. During the meetings, participants are scheduled to discuss of matters concerning security, trade and investment, public health, human resources and environment.

Specifically, the small members of the group hope Japan will allocate to the South Pacific a larger share of its economic assistance. Although Japan's official development assistance to the Pacific islands fell in 2001, it was the largest donor on average to Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Samoa in 2000-2001.

The summit will tackle money laundering, political stability and related problems for tourism, which is a key industry in most member states. A special concern is the possible disappearance of some low-lying islands due to rising sea levels caused by global warming.

The PIF consists of Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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