18 Mar 2008

Dates confirmed for Niue-hosted Pacific Forum summit

8:39 pm on 18 March 2008

This year's Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit is to be held on Niue from August the 18th.

The confirmation of dates comes as the Niue organisers seek funding from expatriates and donors to help run the event.

The official opening will be held on the 19th August to be followed by the plenary session, with the leaders retreat at Uluvehi on 20th August.

Meetings of Small Island States leaders and Pacific ACP leaders will also be held in conjunction with the summit.

The Post-Forum Dialogue Partners' meeting will be held on the 21st August.

Meetings of officials from member countries will be in Suva in late July.

The organisers are catering for around 300 people and expect to house the visitors in both commercial accommodation and private dwellings.