Iwaki City

Regional growth discussions with Japan

The PALM Summit is held every three years in Japan, bringing Pacific Island nations together in discussion with Japan to develop initiatives for regional growth and cooperation.

Held in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, the theme for the two-day Leaders’ Meeting was “We are Islanders – Partnership towards Prosperous, Free and Open Pacific”.

Prime Minister O’Neill welcomed the talks that he said will provide an opportunity for the region to engage with Japan on issues of mutual interest.