Pacific Leaders are welcomed at the 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting opening ceremony. MELINA ETCHES/23110758
The 52nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting got off to a colourful start with a proud display of vibrant Cook Islands culture and tradition at the National Auditorium on Monday night.
The three-day event, held alongside the 52nd
Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, commenced yesterday at the Punanga Nui
Market, showcasing over 60 Cook Islands produce and product booths.
Yesterday’s official opening of the Pacific
Partnerships for Prosperity (PPfP) Pavilion drew hundreds of attendees, with
Prime Minister Mark Brown, who also chairs the Leaders Meeting, presiding over
In line with the Forum’s theme of “Our Voices, Our
Choices, Our Pacific Way: Promote, Partner, Prosper,” the Pavilion serves as a
platform to showcase Pacific ingenuity, economic resilience, and creative
The Pavilion aims to foster an understanding of what
Pacific Partnerships for Prosperity entails and how the Cook Islands, alongside
its partners, can contribute to its success.