Papua New Guinea is preparing to host the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit and celebrate 40 years of independence from Australia this month (September). These events are destined to be a high point in an imperative year for Papua New Guinea, imbedding its prestige as regional leader among Pacific island states and a confident emerging economy. Relations with Australia, a significant backer of Papua New Guinea’s regional leadership drives and economic growth, should also be at a high point.
Papua New Guinea will host the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting from 07 to 11 September 2015. The schedule for the 46th Pacific Islands Forum and related meetings is as follows:
Monday 07 September 2015: Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting
Tuesday 08 September 2015: Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting
Tuesday 08 September: Official Opening of the 46th Pacific Islands Forum
Wednesday 09 September: 46th Pacific Islands Forum Plenary Session
Thursday 10 September: Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Retreat
Friday 11 September: 27th Post-Forum Dialogue Partners Plenary Session