PM Sogavare condemns North Korea

THE Prime Minister has used his speech at the UN last week to condemn North Korea for the recent ballistic missiles test over the Pacific.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attended the United General Assembly last week said the region is continually threatened by global power who attempts to dictate our fate as a region.

He said the recent testing of ballistic missiles by DPRK over the Pacific Ocean is an insult to the people of the Pacific.

“Today, we refuse to remain silent and it is on this note that I would like to register our strongest condemnation of the actions by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We too would like to echo the global call on DPRK to abide by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” he told the United Nations.

“We are ocean people. The sea is our sanctuary. It is the foundation of our heritage. It is where our people source their food and income. Therefore, we denounce any pollution and contamination of our ocean that our pacific peoples depend on for our livelihoods,” he said.

Sogavare said the Pacific supply approximately 60% of the world’s tuna market and that underscores the global significance of the region.


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