Pacific Islands Forum - Accession of New Caledonia and French Polynesia as full-fledged members (Sept. 8-10, 2016)


The 47th Pacific Islands Forum, meeting in Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia) on September 8 to 10, granted New Caledonia and French Polynesia full member status in the Forum.

France welcomes this decision. It will help strengthen New Caledonia’s and French Polynesia’s partnerships with their neighbors and enhance regional cooperation, a wish expressed by the heads of state and government at the Fourth France-Oceania summit held in Paris in November 2015.