DPM Maelanga and Minister Giro arrives in Kiritimati Island for 3rd PNA Leaders Summit


The Solomon Islands Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Maelanga (MP) and Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon Nestor Giro (MP) have arrived in Kiritimati (Christmas) Island in the Republic of Kiribati ahead of the 3rd Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) Leaders’ Summit. 

DPM Maelanga and Minister Giro witnessing entertainment on arrival

Upon arrival at Cassidy international airport, Hon Maelanga and Minister Giro were welcomed with a guard of honor mounted by the Republic of Kiribati Police Force including performances by Kiribati Police Brass Band and cultural dance groups.  

DPM Maelanga and Minister Giro also attended a welcome dinner hosted by President of Kiribati His Excellency Taneti Maamau at Millennium Maneaba.  

The 3rd PNA Leaders’ Summit proper will be convened from 26th to 27th October 2023 under the theme: “Charting the Course: Economic Independence through collaboration in sustainable tuna fisheries.” 

DPM Maelanga escorted by protocol officers on arrival

DPM Maelanga and Minister Giro are accompanied by Mr Tony Kabasi, Deputy Secretary to Prime Minister, Mr Patteson Lusi, Deputy Secretary (Corporate Services), MFMR, Mr Eddie Honiwala Director Fisheries, MFMR and Mr Peter Cusack, Tuna Industry Expert.



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