PM arrives for UNGA, high-level meetings start

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

On Monday (NY Time), the Prime Minister will hold discussions with other world leaders at the Concordia Annual Summit held in New York.

The leaders discussions will be based on the theme “Transforming Vulnerable Small Islands toward greater economic Resilience through Innovative financing and strategic Partnership”.

Prime Minister Houenipwela is expected to share with other leaders the current reforms the Government is undertaking to explore innovative investment opportunities.

Later on Monday evening, Prime Minister Houenipwela and Madame Rachel Houenipwela will also attend a reception hosted by United States President Donald Trump.

The Prime Minister will also briefly meet with President Trump.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Houenipwela is invited to deliver a statement on strategies to eliminate Malaria in Solomon Islands and the Melanesian region.

US President Trump is also expected to address world leaders at the UNGA on Tuesday morning.

On Thursday this week, the Prime Minister will also deliver another statement at the High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in the pacific region.

The Prime Minister will then deliver the country’s national statement at the UNGA on Friday evening next week.

Prime Minister Houenipwela will also be having several bilateral meetings during the margins of the UNGA.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka will also be delivering a statement at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Climate Change and Security Dialogues on Monday (NY Time).

Minister Tozaka will also be involved in other bilateral meetings this week.


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