Q. Consider the following statements about Forum for India-Pacific Islands cooperation (FIPIC):
1. It is a multinational grouping developed in 2014 for cooperation between India and 14 Pacific Islands nations.
2. The first edition of the FIPIC took place in Jaipur in 2015.
3. 6th FIPIC Summit to be held in Port Moresby in 2020.
Which of the above given statement is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 2 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Forum for India-Pacific Islands cooperation (FIPIC) is a multinational grouping developed in 2014 for cooperation between India and 14 Pacific Islands nations which include Cook Islands,  Fiji,  Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga,  Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The first and second editions of the FIPIC took place in Fiji (2015) and Jaipur (2016). During the FIPIC Summits Prime Minister articulated India’s desire to be a close partner of the Pacific Island nations and its readiness to work closely to advance their developmental agenda.

To further enhance people-to-people contact, PM announced a Distinguished Visitors Programme under which eminent persons from these countries can visit India. India would also welcome the visit of a Parliamentary delegation from the Pacific Island Countries to India. To continue High-Level engagement, PM extended an invitation to all the leaders for the 3rd FIPIC Summit to be held in Port Moresby in first half of 2020.

Source: ForumIAS