India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit 2015 held in Jaipur

Highlights:  

  • The 2nd edition of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit recently held.
  • The summit was held in Jaipur, Indian on 21 August 2015.
  • The heads of states of 14 Pacific island nations were participated in the summit.
  • India has pushed for deeper engagement with 14 resource-rich island nations in a range of key areas including trade and investment.
  • India is looking forward to expand its footprint in the strategically important South Pacific region and the 2nd FIPIC Summit is being seen as a step in the same direction.
  • Participated Nations : - Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
  • The first edition of FIPIC Summit was held in 2014 in Fiji.