6 Sep 2013

New Caledonia hails Majuro summit a success

3:59 pm on 6 September 2013

The New Caledonian government says for it the Pacific Islands Forum summit in the Marshall Islands was a total success.

In a statement, it says New Caledonia has obtained the Forum's official support to become a full Forum member.

It became an observer in 2004 and an associate member two years later following a 2003 initiative by the then French president Jacques Chirac to seek the French territories' integration into the regional organisation.

The statement says a report by a Forum delegation that visited in July was positive.