21 Mar 2017

Pacific Forum strengthening links with China

1:47 pm on 21 March 2017

The Pacific Islands Forum is aiming to strengthen links with China this week.

Dame Meg Taylor

Dame Meg Taylor Photo: AFP

The secretary general, Dame Meg Taylor, is leading a delegation to Beijing, Guangzhou and Hainan Province, with a focus on partnerships for sustainable development.

She said China was a valued partner of the Pacific region and the Forum was looking forward to a deeper and more dynamic relationship.

Dame Meg said increasingly China was taking a leadership role in addressing climate change.

She said the agency hoped it continues this role as the world implements the bold initiatives of the Paris Agreement.