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Friday, October 12, 2007

PNG's Somare meets SI Acting Prime Minister in Honiara enroute to Forum Leaders Summit in Tonga

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister the Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare today held informal discussions with Solomon Islands Acting Prime Minister Toswell Kaua at Honiara International Airport.

Sir Michael was transiting through Honiara on his way to the 38th Pacific Islands Forum Summit in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Solomon Island Foreign Affairs Minister Patterson Oti accompanied Sir Michael and top officials of the two countries.

The two leaders will transit through Fiji where they will meet other leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for talks on important issues affecting Melanesian countries.

From Fiji, the leaders will then travel to Tonga for the Forum Leaders Summit which starts on October 16.

Mr Oti joined Sir Michael this morning in Port Moresby after talks with other ACP leaders in Brussels.

Mr Oti and Planning Minister, Steve Abana will represent Solomon Islands at the Forum to replace Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was currently attending the Taiwan-Pacific Allies Summit in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

Source: GCU

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