India Established Diplomatic Relations with Niue

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India Established Diplomatic Relations with Niue

Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed and Niuean Premier Toke Talagi signed a Joint Communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Niue, at Cook Islands, on August 30th, 2012.

Niue is a Pacific island country, which is a member of regional bodies such as the Pacific Island Forum and the Pacific Community and also of UNESCO, WTO and FAO. It is an island of 1400 inhabitants, which is also known as the world’s first “Wi – Fi nation”, in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country. Niue is also known as the ‘Rock of Polynesia’, and is situated 2400 km northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga to the southwest, the Samoas to the northwest and the Cook Islands to the southeast.

Since 2002, India has intensified its cooperative relations with all countries in pacific island region. India always actively participated as a ‘Dialogue Partner’ of the Pacific Island Forum, a regional group of Pacific Island countries. The country has always been engaged in assisting in the development of the island countries of the Pacific.

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