“The foreign ministers of Pacific Island Forum nations meet in Fiji on Friday to consider key issues ahead of next month's leaders' summit in Tuvalu.
“New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said it is an important opportunity to deepen partnerships within the Pacific family.
“He said this will include strengthening Pacific regionalism, responding to climate change, advancing the Boe Declaration on regional security, and fisheries and oceans issues.
“Mr Peters said his government is committed to advancing security, well-being, prosperity and resilience in its Pacific neighbourhood.”
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