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Media Release

Minister Kubuabola attends Foreign Ministers meeting in Villa

Jan 23, 2015- Foreign Minister Kubuabola joined his peers within the  Melanesia Spearhead Group in January and considered the MSG annual budget and work program for 2015 which were discussed earlier in the week by senior officials.

Minister Kubuabola emphasized the high expectations the Fijian people had in the work of the Secretariat and the desire to see higher returns on its investment. Among the milestone achievements of the MSG in 2014 were the Melanesia Arts and Culture Festival, the MSG Trade and Investment Road, the engagement of skilled Fijian personnel in MSG countries under the MSG framework of agreement.

Earlier in the week, Minister Kubuabola paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Joe Natuman and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Sato Kilman, the courtesy calls provided the opportunity to briefly discuss major issues of bilateral interest.

The Foreign Ministers meeting was attended by Minister Kubuabola, Minister Milner Tozaka from Solomon Islands, Minister Sato Kilman from Vanuatu and PNG's High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands H.E Fred Yakasa who attended on behalf of his country's foreign minister.