(Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi)
The rest of the delegates to the Polynesia Leaders Group Summit finally arrived in Tuvalu on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. In all there were 9 Polynesian countries who were represented at this meeting.

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Nauti Primary School students waiting to welcome the delegates
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Delegates arriving at the airport

After they were being met by government liaison officers at the airport, the delegates were escorted to the Vaiaku Falekaupule for the formal welcome ceremony.
In te Falekaupule, government dignitaries were already present including His Excellency, the Governor General and his wife, the Hon Prime Minister and his wife, the Speaker of the House of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers, Miss Tuvalu, EKT President and the Funafuti Island Community’s dancing group and others.

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Miss Tuvalu 2017 and EKT President, Rev Penitusi Taeia
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Funafiti community dancing group waiting to perform
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Overseas delegates who arrived on Tuesday’s flight in the welcome ceremony in te Vaiaku Falekaupulee

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Some of the dances performed by the Funafuti community’s dancing group
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Guests and delegates watching the dancing
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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour, Hon. MacKenzie Kiritome formally welcomed the delegates from overseas
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The backstage of the dancing group
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The guests and delegates

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