Eighth Pacific Islands Leaders’ Meeting (PALM8)

Rely more on yourselves: O’Neill

O’Neill was speaking at the Eighth Pacific Islands Leaders’ Meeting (PALM8) in Iwaki City, Japan, where he said cooperation is essential but countries must take charge of their own responsibilities.

PM O’Neill told the leaders at the PALM Summit that while overseas assistance plays an important role in achieving their development goals, they must rely more on themselves.

He said driving our own economic growth is fundamental to the development in our country.

He added that delivering true economic growth is all about building partnerships across the country.