Second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit held in Jaipur
The grouping was coneptualised during Narendra Modi’s visit to Fiji in November 2014.
The Second Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation Summit was held on 21 August 2015 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Besides the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the summit was attended by heads of states and governments and key officials of the 14 pacific island nations of the group.
During the summit the leaders discussed common areas of cooperation including marine resources exploration, oil and natural gas, mining, IT, health care, fishing, marine research and space collaboration, climate change, UN reforms.
Further, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held bilateral dialogue with various heads of governments on the sidelines of the summit.
• It was first concepualised during the visit of Narendra Modi to Fiji in November 2014 to deepen India’s external relations with pacific island nations.
• The first summit was held in Fiji’s capital Suva in the third week of November 2014.
• Apart from India fourteen pacific island countries in the group are: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
• The grouping is part of India’s Act East policy aimed at augmenting India’s proactive presence in East Asia and Pacific region.
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