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MSG Authority Commits to 2018 Leadership Summit in Port Moresby

The Director-General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat, Ambassador Amena Yauvoli was in the capital last week to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Rimbink Pato, Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Barbara Age, Commissioner of Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and other senior Government Officials.

The purpose of the visit is to begin finalising preparations for the upcoming 21st MSG Leaders’ Summit that will take place in February 2018 in Port Moresby.

The Director-General reaffirms the MSG Secretariat’s full commitment to provide the necessary support to assist PNG host a successful Leaders Summit. He emphasized the significance of the Leaders’ Summit as PNG will assume the chairmanship of the MSG and its Constituent Bodies.

The Director-General also met with the Acting Police Commissioner Jim Andrews to discuss the proposed Police Commissioners Conference and Police Minister Meeting. The meeting is convening to consider the implementation of mandates relating to security issues, in particular, the MSG security Assistance to PNG during the APEC Meeting. It is anticipated that detail discussions are going to take place with recommendations for Leaders endorsement.

The theme for the Summit will relate to peace and prosperity in the MSG. The PNG Government is undertaking necessary preparations to ensure the Leaders Summit is a success.

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