The New Anatolian reported Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan will host Turkey-Pacific Islands Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Istanbul on Wednesday.
The meeting aims to develop Turkey's relations with countries in the South Pacific region and to strengthen cooperation at both the bilateral and multilateral levels.
A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said 11 full member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum, the most important regional organization encompassing the states in the region, have been invited to the meeting.
The Cook Islands, the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Samoa, Fiji, Palaui Micronesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will be represented at the ministerial level and the others at the level of high representative, the statement said.
The statement said, "at the Conference, which is of special importance for being the first to be held in Turkey with the participation of Foreign Ministers of the Pacific Islands, the topics of social and economic development, development assistance, climate change and its effects, coping with natural disasters, as well as tourism will be taken up, in the context of possibilities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation."
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