PM Sogavare Joins Other Leaders for Climate Change Talks

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Leaders at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum meeting and other reps in during a group photo session.

PRIME Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare (MP) joins with other leaders from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) member countries for talks on the issue of climate change.

In his opening remarks, Rt. Hon. Sogavare made a call to the leaders to act urgently to guarantee the future of Pacific Small Island Developing States.

“Our survival is at stake and there is no time to waste. We must be decisive in our actions,” he said.

Under the auspices of the Pacific Small Island Developing States, the Climate Change Sautalaga event was hosted by the Honourable Prime Minister of Tuvalu Rt. Hon. Enele Sopoaga.

PM Sogavare and his Fijian counterpart Hon. Frank Bainimarama.

The event gives the opportunity for the Prime Minister and other leaders to hear the latest science of climate change and to react to it.

The chief guest of the Sautalaga and Chair of the Pacific Small Developing States, Prime Minister of Fiji Hon. Frank Bainimarama stated that greater cohesion and greater resolvement is needed in the collective response to the climate threat and the threat to oceans.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele.