27 Sep 2016

Tokelau not ready for full Forum membership

From , 4:04 pm on 27 September 2016

The Ulu o Tokelau says his country is not yet ready to seek full membership of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa was speaking after the admission of French Polynesia and New Caledonia as full members - the first time the regional body has accepted territories as members.

Tokelau is a colony of New Zealand and is presentely an associate member of the Forum.

The Ulu told Don Wiseman that becoming a full member is being considered but he says they need to improve their administrative services first.