22 Feb 2012

Dates for Forum summit in Cooks re-set for late August

6:28 pm on 22 February 2012

The Pacific Islands Forum secretariat has announced new dates for this year's summit in the Cook Islands.

It says the annual gathering will be held from August the 27th to the 31st in Rarotonga.

This is two weeks later than what the Cook Islands government had confirmed in December.

15 of the 16 members are expected to attend, with Fiji being suspended since 2009 for reneging on its promise to restore democracy.

The Cook Islands last hosted the Forum in 1997.