Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Post Forum Dialogue

Since 1989, the Forum has held Post Forum Dialogues with key Dialogue Partners at Ministerial level.

There are currently 18 partners – Canada, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.

A review of the Post Forum Dialogue process was commissioned by the Forum Secretariat following the directive of the Forum Leaders for a reassessment of its arrangements and the criteria for membership. The report and its recommendations were considered at the 2006 Forum Leaders Meeting, and work towards improving the quality of dialogues remains in progress.

A review of existing PFD Partners was called for by Forum members and undertaken in 2012.  Nine PFD Partners submitted Reassessment Reports for consideration of FOC and Leaders. In their 2012 Communiqué, Leaders reaffirmed all existing PFD Partners remain strategic allies for the Forum through the PFD mechanism, and encouraged all PFD Partners to participate in this regular reporting process on a 3-yearly basis which will be aimed primarily at maintaining up to date and improved information on PFD Partners available through the PIFS website.

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