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Vanuatu Council of Ministers has agreed at its meeting held in Luganville, Santo, on 21 May, 2020 to postpone the hosting of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in August 2020 following the recommendations of the National Task Force.
The decision was based on the uncertainty and the economic impacts the country is facing with the COVID-19 and the TC Harold.
The Government has mandated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to liaise with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat on the postponement and to negotiate with Fiji to seek a possibility for Vanuatu to host the meeting in 2021.
If Fiji declines this proposal, then Vanuatu will wait for the next round.
Vanuatu will host a few big meetings in 2021, including the Pacific Community (SPC) Leaders meeting.
The ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance & Economic Management have also been tasked to sort out all financial obligations in regards to the non-hosting of the regional meeting and finalise the expenditure report of the planned 51st PIF before the end of the 2020 financial year.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST/PACNEWS
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