Tuvalu

 

Hon Kausea Natano

(Prime Minister of Tuvalu)

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1978

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 1 Oct 1978

CAPITAL: Funafuti

AREA: 30 sq km

EEZ: 757,000 sq km

POPULATION: 11,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Tuvaluan

CURRENCY: Australian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture and fisheries

STATUS: Constitutional monarchy under HM Queen Elizabeth II

HEAD OF STATE: HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by the Governor-General The Hon Sir Iakoba Taela Italei

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Hon Kausea Natano

WEBSITE: www.tuvaluislands.com

 

March 2, 2018

Current Forum Chair 2019 – 2020

Tuvalu

 

Hon Kausea Natano

(Prime Minister of Tuvalu)

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1978

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 1 Oct 1978

CAPITAL: Funafuti

AREA: 30 sq km

EEZ: 757,000 sq km

POPULATION: 11,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Tuvaluan

CURRENCY: Australian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture and fisheries

STATUS: Constitutional monarchy under HM Queen Elizabeth II

HEAD OF STATE: HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by the Governor-General The Hon Sir Iakoba Taela Italei

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Hon Kausea Natano

WEBSITE: www.tuvaluislands.com

 
February 16, 2018

Future Forum Chair 2021 – 2022

Fiji

 

HON REAR ADMIRAL JOSAIA VOREQE BAINIMARAMA

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 10 October, 1970

CAPITAL: Suva

AREA: 18.3 thousand sq km

EEZ: 1.26 million sq km

POPULATION: 890,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Fijian, Hindi

CURRENCY: Fijian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture, manufacturing, mining, livestock farming, tourism, fishing, sugar, construction.

STATUS: Parliamentary representative democratic republic.

HEAD OF STATE: President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) The Hon Voreqe Bainimarama

WEBSITE: www.fiji.gov.fj

 
January 2, 2018

Previous Forum Chair 2018-2019

Nauru

 

President HE Lionel Aingimea

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 31 January 1968

CAPITAL: Yaren

AREA: 21 sq km

EEZ: 320,000 sq km

POPULATION: 10,800 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Nauruan

CURRENCY: Australian dollar

ECONOMY: Phosphate mining, fishing, revenue from offshore processing centre and service providers

STATUS: Republic with an Executive President

HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT: President HE Lionel Aingimea

WEBSITE: www.naurugov.nr
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