India sets up Diplomatic Relations with Niue

India has signed a Joint Communiqué on the establishment of Diplomatic Relations b/w India and Niue.


  • imageAn island country in South Pacific Ocean
  • Member of regional bodies such as the Pacific Island Forum and the Pacific Community and also of UNESCO, WTO and FAO.
  • Population of around 1400.
  • Another name for Niue is ‘Rock of Polynesia’, and is located 2400 km northeast of New Zealand in a triangle b/w Tonga to the southwest, the Samoas to the northwest and the Cook Islands to the southeast.
  • Since 2002, India has stepped up its cooperative relations with all nations in pacific island region.
  • India always actively engaged as a ‘Dialogue Partner’ of the Pacific Island Forum (a regional group of Pacific Island countries).
  • The country has always participated in assisting in the development of the island countries of the Pacific.

Why Nuie is known as a Wi-Fi Nation?

  • The country is also known as the world’s first “Wi-Fi nation”, in which free wireless Internet access is provided throughout the country.


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