The Pacific Islands Forum is led by the Forum Chair. The role of Chair rotates between the Forum member countries on an annual basis. The Forum Troika comprises the previous, current, and incoming Forum Chairs.
Current Forum Chair: 2023
Cook Islands Hon Mark Brown (Prime Minister of Cook Islands) FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971 INDEPENDENCE DAY: 26 July 1965 CAPITAL: Avarua, Rarotonga AREA: 240 sq km EEZ: 1.8m sq km POPULATION: 14,987 (2021) LANGUAGE: Cook Islands Maori, English CURRENCY: New Zealand Dollar ECONOMY: Tourism, Pearl Industry, Fisheries STATUS: Parliamentary Democracy...