Before the meeting began there was a flag-raising ceremony at the Government Building.
Opening remarks for the Small Islands States leaders meeting were delivered by the Secretary General and the Chair of the SIS Meeting, president Waqa of Nauru. A Pacific ACP meeting was held at 1.30pm, followed at 7pm by the official opening of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum.
Today’s proceedings will include a Forum Dialogue Partners Session, an associate member and observers dialogue session and a civil society meetinge with Forum leaders, followed by a private section dialogue session, again with Forum leaders.
Tomorrow will feature the usual Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ retreat.
The official closing ceremony of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum will follow on Wednesday afternoon at 5pm. - Release