Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has arrived in the Republic of Vanuatu to attend the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit that will be held on the 23rd and 24th of August.
Upon arrival at the Port Vila International Airport, Prime Minister Rabuka was received by Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade, Honorable Matai Nawalu Seremaiah after which he reviewed a guard of honor by the Vanuatu Mobile Force.
The MSG was established with a focus to promote socio economic growth in Melanesian countries through strengthening inter membership trade, the exchange of Melanesian cultures, recognising sovereign equality and fostering economic and technical cooperation between members.
Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka leads the Government delegation comprising of Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Lenora Qereqeretabua, Assistant Minister for Ministry of Itaukei Affairs Hon. Isikeli Tuiwailevu, His Excellency Mosese Tikoitoga the High Commissioner of the Republic of Fiji to Papua New Guinea and other senior government officials.
The MSG is an intergovernmental organisation, composed of the four Melanesian states of Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, and the Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front of New Caledonia.