Pacific Islands Forum Takes Place In Cairns - Day 2
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (C) sits with Niue Premier Toke Tufukia Talagi (R) and Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade (L) during the Opening Ceremony for the Pacific Islands Forum at the Cairns Convention Centre on August 5, 2009 in Cairns, Australia. The Pacific Islands Forum is this year hosted by Australia, and illustrates Australia's committment to working with the Pacific Islands nations to create positive outcomes for the people of the Pacific. The 15 member countries attending the annual forum are Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
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