PM Sogavare arrives in New York for 72nd UNGA

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare
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SOLOMON Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has arrived in New York on Monday September 18 for the 72nd United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) this week.

Sogavare was accompanied by the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) John Dean Kuku and the Minister for Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo and other officials.

The 72nd UN General Assembly debate by world leaders begins on Tuesday 19th New York time (Wednesday 20th Solomon Time) at the UN Headquarters.

PM Sogavare will deliver the Solomon Islands National Statement on Friday September 22 (Saturday September 23 – Solomon Time).

He will also engage in other high level meetings at the margins of the main UNGA debate during which some important political declarations and communiques will be adopted at the duration of the meeting.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Milner Tozaka who had arrived in New York on Sunday September 18 ahead of the Prime Minister will also represent Solomon Islands in other high level meetings.

Notable among Minister Tozaka’s engagements this week include the annual Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meetings, the Group of 77 (G77), LDCs Leaders’ Summit, AOSIS, the PIF/UN Secretary General Meeting and the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS) meeting.

Similarly, Minister Kuku and Minister Parapolo will also represent Solomon Islands at other relevant high level meetings at the margins of the UNGA.

This year’s UNGA is “Focusing on People: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.