PM heads to Japan for PALM 8
May 14, 2018 4:50 am
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today left for Japan to attend the eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, commonly known as PALM.
The meeting hosted by Japan is held every three years and will culminate later this week with a two-day summit starting on Friday.
Leaders from seventeen countries from the region including Japan will take part in the meeting.
Titled – We are Islanders – Partnership Towards Prosperous, Free and Open Pacific, the conference aims to enhance and strengthen joint cooperation.
In the last PALM meeting in 2015, the Japanese Government announced a 1 point zero four billion dollar aid package to deal with the impact of global warming and natural disasters.