Samoa, Oct. 20 -- Intensifying geopolitical engagement currently playing out in the Pacific region means more opportunities for investment and partnerships with an increasing number of partners.

And, Pacific Islands Forum Leaders have made it clear that they place great value on open and genuine relationships, and inclusive and enduring partnerships within the region and beyond.

These remarks by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, served as a reminder for Pacific countries, as Samoa hosts the high-level 3rd China-Pacific Countries Economic and Co-operation Development Forum over the weekend.

Dame Meg said, "Collectively the Pacific has much value to offer partners, including ecological resources, culture, and ...