Tammur in SI for MSG meet

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture has arrived in Solomon Islands a day ahead of the 6th Melanesian Spearhead Group Ministers of Culture and Arts Meeting in Honiara.

Minister Emil Tammur, accompanied by the Acting Executive Director of National Cultural Commission John Uani, acting director of the National Museum and Arts Gallery Alois Kuaso and officials from the Ministry arrived on Monday.

Tammur will be chairing the meeting today (June 28) at the Heritage Hotel where enhancement of Melanesian arts, culture, education and music and other related issues will be discussed.

Other ministers from the Melanesian Island states, including Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands will be in attendance as well.

Minister Tammur is expected to deliver a statement to show PNG’s national programs and initiatives on arts and culture, and sub-regional cooperation initiatives.

He will witness the opening of the 6th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture on July 1 before he returns to PNG on July 2.

Papua New Guinea’s spirited contingent of 150 performers will be travelling to Solomon Islands today to showcase PNG’s many distinct cultures and traditions that define our origins in a 10-day extravaganza.

(Minister Tammur and his delegation arriving in Solomon Islands)

Julianna Waeda