Jaipur, The Second Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) will be hosted in Jaipur on Friday. The Heads of State and Government and senior officials from all the 14 Pacific Island countries will be participating in the summit.
The first FIPIC summit was held in Suva, Fiji in November 2014 when the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was there on a bilateral visit. FIPIC was formed at that time with India and 14 Pacific Island countries as the members. These countries include Fiji, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The Heads of State and Government and senior officials from all the 14 Pacific Island countries will be participating in the summit. After reaching Jaipur on Friday the delegation will go for sightseeing in Amer Fort and the Indian Council for World Affairs will organise an interactive session and a lunch. The Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh will be present at that event.
The Second FIPIC summit will be held in the evening followed by a banquet hosted by the Prime Minister in honour of Heads of State and Government and all the delegation members from the Pacific Islands They would return to Delhi on 22nd August 2015.
In the Second FIPIC Summit,India proposes to share its experience and expertise in renewable energy, particularly the solar sector which is of particular importance for the sustainable development of Island countries .
One of the main objectives of this summit is to promote India’s trade and investment with these countries . It would like to enhance trade and investment relations in the economic sectors of interest to both India and these countries, and specifically these are like fishing, mining, oil and natural gas, information technology, health, marine resources, agriculture, coconut, coir etc. It would also like to share the technological advances and expertise that country has achieved in these and other economic sectors, and to be a trusted friend and partner with them in their journey of securing inclusive growth and sustainable development.