India establishes diplomatic relations with Niue

New Delhi, Sep 4 (ANI): 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 30.

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.

India has been closely engaged in assisting in the development of the island countries of the Pacific.

India's participation as a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Island Forum (a regional grouping of Pacific Island countries), since 2002, has deepened her cooperative relations with all countries in the region. (ANI)