PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela today leaves for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
The UNGA will convene on Monday next week during which the Prime Minister is expected to join other world leaders at the Opening Plenary Meeting.
The Prime Minister will also be delivering a statement at the Concordia Annual Summit; a Session on “Transforming vulnerable Small Islands toward greater economic resilience through innovative financing and strategic partnerships”.
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 during the reception.
On Tuesday next week, Houenipwela is invited to deliver a statement on strategies to eliminate Malaria in Solomon Islands and the Melanesian region.
On Thursday next 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 next week.
Prime Minister Houenipwela will also be having several bilateral meetings during the margins of the UNGA.
Foreign Affairs Minister Milner Tozaka who will also be accompanying the Prime Minister will also be delivering statements on several high level dialogues.
Tozaka will be attending and delivering a statement at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, Climate Change and Security Dialogues and other meetings.
Tozaka will also be involved in separate bilateral meetings.
The Prime Minister and his delegation will return from New York on September 29.