Samoan PM officially opens Research Week in Fiji

Samoan PM Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi (centre) being garlanded during the official opening of the Research Week at the University of the South Pacific in Suva today. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

BLUE continent is one of the most highly researched and studied corners of our planet.

This was highlighted by the Samoan Prime Minister and the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, after officially opening the Research Week at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Laucala Campus in Suva this morning.

“No doubt that all of you are aware that our blue continent is one of the most highly researched and studied corners of our planet,” Mr Malielegaoi said.

“There is a lot of research that goes unnoticed, unsolicited or does not give or provide advice to our countries.”

He said we as Pacific islanders needed to be aware of what was going on around us.

The Research Week is from August 27-31.

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