During the 3rd India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized his efforts to convey the concerns of the Global South to the international community. PM Modi highlighted India’s commitment to representing the expectations and aspirations of the Global South through platforms like the G20. He expressed India’s support for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific and reiterated its dedication to multilateralism.
PM Modi arrived in Papua New Guinea on his first visit to the country, where he was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister James Marape. The discussions between the two leaders covered various areas, including strengthening partnerships, climate action, and fostering people-to-people ties.
The FIPIC III Summit saw PM Modi joining the leaders of the 14 Pacific Island Countries for a group photograph. This summit was part of PM Modi’s three-nation visit, which included attending the G7 summit and the Quad Summit. However, due to a debt crisis in the US, the Quad leaders’ meeting took place on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Japan’s Hiroshima.
PM Modi’s participation in the FIPIC Summit showcased India’s commitment to regional cooperation and its role as a development partner for Pacific Island Countries. India stands ready to share its experiences and capabilities with these nations, further solidifying its position as a reliable partner.