26 Feb 2009

Forum chair to visit Japan ahead of May summit in Hokkaido

6:49 pm on 26 February 2009

The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Toke Talagi of Niue will visit Japan next week at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Mr Talagi will hold talks with the Japanese prime minister, Taro Aso, ahead of the planned summit in Hokkaido in May when Japan will host Pacific Islands Leaders.

It'll be the fifth such summit and is to be jointly chaired by Mr Talagi and Mr Aso.

Regional summits have in the past also been hosted by France, China and Taiwan.