11 Sep 2017

Climate change, labour mobility and Nth Korea feature in Forum

From , 3:03 pm on 11 September 2017

Climate change, labour mobility and North Korea were some of the key discussions held at the Pacific Islands Forum's annual leaders' summit last week.

The leaders of the Forum countries -- including, for the first time, New Caledonia and French Polynesia as full members -- met in Samoa's capital, Apia.

They agreed to cooperate to meet their Paris climate agreement goals, to force North Korean fishing boats out of their waters, and, of course, there was plenty of talk about frameworks and partnerships.

Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced that up to 2,000 Pacific Islanders will be able to work in rural areas of Australia to cover job shortages, including in the tourism sector.

Our correspondent in Samoa, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia, told Jamie Tahana about the key agreements.