GOVERNOR GENERAL OPENS THE 8TH PLG SUMMIT IN TUVALU

(L-R): The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Enele S. Sopoaga, the Governor General, His Excellency, Iakoba T. Italeli and the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Ms Patricia Espinosa during the opening

(Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi)
The 8th Polynesia Leaders’ Group Summit was opened on Tuesday afternoon, 26 June 2016 at the Kainakai II Felakaupule. The summit was opened by Tuvalu’s Governor General, His Excellency Iakoba Italelei Taeia. The opening Ceremony began with a gospel message and then a prayer by the President of the Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu, Rev Penitusi Taeia and then the Governor General delivered the opening address.

After the Governor General delivered the opening remarks, then Ms Espinosa delivered her remarks.

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The delegates and guests
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Police officers providing security at the venue of the Summit
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Staff of the Environment Policy and Disaster Coordination Unit supporting the meeting
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The delegates and guests attending the opening ceremony

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The new fence at the Southern side of the Kainaki II Falekaupule

In the evening, there was dinner at the new extension at the government’s main office building followed by live dancing entertainment provided by two island communities, Nanumaga and Vaitupu.

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The Nanumaga Community
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The Vaituou Community

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT OF THE OPENING REMARKS BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS WILL APPEAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF KMT NEWS
ON MONDAY, 02 JULY 2018

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