5 Aug 2010

Pacific leaders meeting into the night in Vanuatu

7:20 pm on 5 August 2010

A retreat of Pacific Islands Forum leaders held outside of the Vanuatu capital, Port Vila, is continuing.

The 41st Leaders Summit is due to conclude this evening with the issuance of the traditional communique.

The leaders' retreat has been closed to the media but it is known that Fiji's continuing suspension from the body was on the agenda.

The leaders are also expected to announce how they will improve the region's efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and plans for a more cohesive Pacific approach to the climate change talks in Mexico later this year.