PM Houenipwela to host Pacific leaders in Honiara

HONIARA,15 MAY 2018 (SIBC) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara July this year.

The Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel recently briefed the Prime Minister on the progress of arrangements.

Preparations are underway and invitations for the participating countries have been sent out.

Prime Minister Hou is expected to chair the PIDF Leaders’ Summit and Conference from the 4th-6th July.

Meanwhile, the PIDF Meeting will coincide with the country’s 40th Anniversary celebrations and the Melanesian Arts Festival in the first two weeks of July.

Solomon Islands will host leaders of PIDF members Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Tonga, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Timor Leste and Palau.

Two non-state members, the Pacific Island Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) and the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) will also attend.