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MSG Creates Opportunities for Melanesia: PM Bainimarama

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has opened possibilities and created opportunities which were not presented by other regional organisations.

PM Bainimarama made the comments while addressing the plenary session of the 19th MSG Leaders Summit in Noumea, New Caledonia this morning.

PM Bainimarama said the MSG countries have together passed a number of significant milestones in the last two years under Fiji’s leadership.

“For the last two years, the focus was on a number of result oriented programmes and initiatives, and we are able to achieve concrete results,” PM Bainimarama said.

“We should be proud as we come to the close of a very successful chapter of the MSG history.”

PM Bainimarama added that the future of the biggest sub – regional committee in the Pacific looks brighter and has urged other members to work towards the best interests of Melanesia.

“As we now stand at the beginning of a new period, we must share a trust that we have the tool to face each new challenge as it arises,” PM Bainimarama said.

“We are embarking with a clear vision, a respectful understanding of the issues that lie before us, and a strong conviction and desire to forge ever closer political, economic and social ties.’