6 - 17 November 2017  

     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service


Media Release



30th March: Two days before the Melanesian Leaders come together for their plenary session of the 18th Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) meeting at the Vale ni Bose in Suva, foreign leaders have begun appreciating the good work done by Fiji in hosting the event.

First-up is the Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs Minister, Don Poyle who yesterday thanked Fiji saying it has already been a very successful meeting.

“We would like to thank Fiji for their input in the MSG. we have always seen Fiji as a very important component of Melanesians,” he said.

“This has been a very successful meeting and we are happy to be here. We salute Fiji for hosting this wonderful meeting at this wonderful place,” he said while touring the Vale ni Bose complex.

He also gave credit to Fiji’s leaders for bringing all the five countries together and looking after them well.

“We thank the leadership of Ratu Inoke Kubuabola as the chair of the Foreign Minister’s Meeting (FMM),” Mr Poyle said.

“We also give thanks to the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama for his vision and leadership. I hope to congratulate him personally when we meet tomorrow night.”

He said Melanesians are the friendliest people in the world and hope that Fiji continues to shine bright with the world famous hospitality by the locals.

“The Fijian hospitality is known all over and this is something Fiji should be proud of. We are enjoying our stay here in Suva,” he said.