10th PICL CONCLUDED WITH 15 POINTS OUTCOME RESOLUTION
The 10th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) held in Honolulu, Hawaii was concluded with the signing of a 15 points outcome resolution.
A Government statement reports, Pacific Leaders have agreed to welcome the foreign policy re-balance by the Obama Administration towards the Asia Pacific, and encourage the Government of the United States of America (US) to continue to enhance its relationship and engagement with the Pacific islands region in the spirit of partnership.
Leaders also acknowledge the contribution of the East-West Center and Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) in facilitating the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) since 1985, and commend them for their effective advocacy in raising awareness of Pacific issues with successive US Administrations since then.
In light of the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism, the leaders also proposed to re-examine and re-invigorate the PICL and PIDP, aimed at strengthening the focus on facilitating awareness of Pacific issues with the US going forward.