The Australian Government is committed to our Pacific partnerships, and to strengthening and developing regional solutions to shared economic challenges.
This week’s Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM), to be held on 11 and 12 August, in Port Villa, Vanuatu, provides a platform for discussion on key issues including COVID‑19 economic recovery, supply chain disruptions, social protection, and climate change, including climate financing. I will attend in‑person on behalf of the Albanese Government.
The FEMM is held annually to address the key economic and socio‑economic issues facing the Pacific and to develop regional responses to support and complement each country’s domestic policies.
Australia’s attendance further emphasises the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthening and developing regional solutions to shared economic challenges.
Importantly the FEMM allows us to hear from members of the Pacific family and discuss how we can face the foremost economic issues facing the region together.
The FEMM follows on from Minister Wong and Minister Conroy’s attendance at the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting on 8 July and Prime Minister Albanese’s attendance at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting on 13 July. It will be the first in‑person ministerial attendance at FEMM since 2018.