Minister Micah meets MSG leaders

Minister Public Enterprises and State Investment Ben Micah, On Wednesday was in the capital of Solomon Islands to attend the official opening of the 20th Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders’ Summit.

HONIARA: The opening ceremony was held at the Solomon Islands National Museum Outdoor Auditorium, where many unique traditional dances and cultural exchange of gifts were conducted in the true Melanesian spirit.

Minister Micah attended the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill who was unable to make it due to other important national commitments.

"I am humbly honoured to have attended this opening ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, and in representation of the people of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea," Minister Micah said.

He also expressed PNG Government's ongoing efforts in further enhancing connectivity and cooperation with all the MSG countries throughout the region.

Minister Micah was later in the day joined by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Rimbink Pato, where they attended a state dinner hosted by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, at the Honiara Hotel.

PM O’Neill arrived in the Solomon Islands yesterday to attend the MSG Leaders Summit, including the Leaders’ Retreat and the Plenary, in the coming days.