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The Fifth Japan-PIF Summit Meeting


 

Japanese            

 International Affairs Division

The Fifth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum
Summit Meeting

May 22 and 23, 2009
Tomamu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido

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News and Topics

 
-PALM 5: ISLANDERS' HOKKAIDO DECLARATION
                                      Hokkaido, Japan, 22-23 May 2009
 
 
 
 
-Expert Committee for the Fifth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting 
 
-The Japanese government officially announced that the Fifth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
  Summit Meeting will be held on May 22 and 23, 2009 in Tomamu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido.
  (October 28, 2008)
 
-The Governor of Hokkaido submitted the petition to the Prime Minister of Japan calling for the Summit
  Meeting to be held in Hokkaido. (August 26, 2008) 
 

About the Summit Meeting

 
 > 14 PIF member countries and 2 regions came together in Hokkaido.


1. Summit Meeting
The Fifth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum Summit Meeting, a.k.a. PALM 5, was held on
May 22 and 23, 2009 in Tomamu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido.

2. Background
(1) In October 1997, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto invited all the leaders of the PIF,
and hosted Japan-SPF (South Pacific Forum, renamed PIF in October 2000) Summit
Meeting to strengthen the relationship between Japan and the SPF members, and to
cooperate toward the development of the region.

(2)So far, the Summit Meetings had been held four times; the first meeting in Tokyo in October
1997, the second in Miyazaki, April 2000 hosted by Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, the third and the
fourth were both in Okinawa in May 2004 and 2006 hosted by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

3. Participants
(1)Leaders and representatives of the governments of the 16 countries and regions will
 be invited by the Japanese Prime Minister, as follows;

   Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru,
  New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands,
  Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu (In alphabetical order)

(2)The Summit was co-chaired by the Prime Minister of Japan and the Premier of Niue.
 

 
 
 
 
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   Japan-PIF Summit Meeting Preparation Group
   International Affairs Division, Office of the Governor
   Hokkaido Government

   
 tel:  +81-11-204-5092
     fax: +81-11-232-4303
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 somu.kokusai1#pref.hokkaido.lg.jp

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