12 Oct 2015

Date set for France-Pacific summit

1:37 pm on 12 October 2015

France has set a date for a summit of Pacific and French leaders which is to go ahead on November 26th.

The French president, François Hollande, officially invited Pacific leaders to the event in Paris.

The summit, which coincides with the COP 21 climate conference, will discuss the challenges climate change poses to the Pacific.

France has so far hosted three summits with Pacific leaders - two chaired by President Jacques Chirac in 2003 and 2006 and the last one, in 2009, by the then foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner.

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Photo: AFP