FORUM DIALOGUE MEMBERSHIP ESTABLISHED: 1989
MOST RECENT STATEMENT TO THE PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM:
ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT MECHANISMS:
Triennial Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM), established 1997, last met 2021. The final declaration of the 9th PALM, held in July 2021, is available here: https://www.forumsec.org/2021/07/02/leaders-declaration-japan-palm9-2nd-july-2021/ Ahead of the PALM meeting, senior officials meetings are held between Japan and Forum Members.
REGIONAL FUNDING MECHANISM: Japan provides funding to the Pacific Islands Centre based in Tokyo, in support of trade and investment facilitation between Japan and Pacific Island countries. Japan provides annual funding to the Forum Secretariat to support engagement, particularly through the PALM process. Annual funding is approximately USD 60,000.
DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN IN FORUM MEMBER STATES: 11 (Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Republic of Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu).