3rd Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation (Fipic) Summit
Fri, 26 May 2023

3rd Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation (Fipic) Summit

In News: The third India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit concludes in Papua New Guinea.

About FIPIC Summit:

  • The Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) was established by India as part of its Act East Policy.
  • The inaugural FIPIC Summit was convened by India in Fiji in 2014 while the 3rd edition of the Summit has recently concluded in Papua New Guinea.
  • It aims to promote India's involvement with the 14 Pacific Island nations and ensure that it aligns with its Act East Policy and South-South Cooperation.
  • The FIPIC Summit provides a forum for discussions on various areas of collaboration, including developmental aid and partnerships.
  • The initiative includes projects in areas such as SME development, solar energy, desalination, healthcare, emergency services, and yoga centers.
  • The forum also facilitates discussions on regional and global issues of mutual interest, including climate change, sustainable development, and maritime security.
  • Over the years, the FIPIC Summit has played a crucial role in strengthening India's strategic engagement with Pacific Island countries and deepening diplomatic ties in the Indo-Pacific region.





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