PM attending Pacific leaders’ meet in Tuvalu

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PRIME Minister James Marape is attending a four-day Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders’ Meeting in Funafuti, Tuvalu where he is expected to speak about climate change in the region.
Labour mobility to strengthen regional employment schemes in the long term will be another issue he is expected to speak on.
Arriving at Funafuti yesterday, Marape was emotional seeing young children demonstrating what their future is likely to look like – “under water” – if countries do no act swiftly to address climate change.
“We are part of this Pacific family of nation, our shared issues like climate change, sea-level rising, climate change refugees, marine border protection from resource theft, trans-border crimes, plus trade and economic cooperations in a world of bigger nation’s power play require collective voice in the 18 nations,” Marape said in a statement.
“Hence, our attendance is required.”
This is Marape’s first PIF meeting since taking office.
This year’s theme for the 50th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting is; “Securing Our Future in the Pacific”.

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