6 - 17 November 2017  

     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service


Media Release

MSG leaders sign three treaties

Prime Minister Commodore voreqe Bainimarama signs one of the Treaties

June 21, 2013: Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders today signed three Treaties which further strengthened the sub – regional committee.

The treaties were signed following the conclusion of the 19th Leaders Summit in Noumea, New Caledonia.

The Treaties are as follows:

1.     Treaty on the Custody and Maintenance of Children; 

2.     Treaty on Reciprocal Enforcement on Foreign Judgements and; 

3.     Memorandum of Agreement on Police Cooperation

The leaders also launched the Revised Draft Trade Agreement negotiations, the MSG Humanitarian, Emergency and Response Coordination Centre, the MSG Department of Peacekeeping and the MSG Silver Jubilee Scholarship in memory of one of its founding fathers Father Walter Lini.

The Treaties and the launching of new initiatives were signed after the Leaders signed the Communiqué.