2022 FORUM FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING
8 July 2022
The 2022 Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting was convened on 8 July 2022 at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Headquarters in Suva, Fiji, as well as virtually.
2. The meeting was chaired by Fiji, and attended by Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
3. The Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)attended as members of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP). The full List of Participants is at Annex A.
4. Opening remarks were delivered by the Chair and the Secretary General. Their full remarks are attached at Annex B and Annex C.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
5. Forum Foreign Ministers adopted the revised Provisional Annotated Agenda and Meeting Timetable, at Annex D, and established a Drafting Committee.
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT
6. Forum Foreign Ministers:
(i) noted the current global and regional context, and reaffirmed the importance of the region’s unity and solidarity to leverage the opportunities presented and address the region’s shared challenges;
(ii) noted and commended the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, recognising that it provides a regional strategic and policy response to the region’s medium to long term challenges;
(iii) reaffirmed the importance of the Review of Regional Architecture and agreed that the review take into account the current regional context and the importance of ensuring that the region’s strategic partnerships and engagement are aligned to Forum Members’ priorities as represented by the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent; and
(iv) emphasised the need to strengthen existing regional mechanisms including the Forum’s existing strategic frameworks to ensure a coherent and cohesive regional architecture to support the delivery of the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific. (Full document and annexes at link, above)