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Kiribati’s third diplomatic mission overseas has opened at the United Nations in New York.
The opening of the embassy coincided with the 68th general assembly of the United Nations which was attended by all world leaders, including President Anote Tong.
In her opening remarks during the opening ceremony of the embassy the first Kiribati ambassador to the UN, Makuriita Baaro said the opening of the embassy was another milestone for Kiribati.
She said the embassy at the doorstep of the UN would facilitate and fast track all Kiribati’s urgent requests and matters to the attention of the UN.
The opening ceremony was also attended by Prime Ministers and Presidents of Pacific Islands attending the UN General Assembly which include Samoa, Tonga, Palau, Nauru, FSM, Tuvalu and others.
The Office of Kiribati’s ambassador to the UN is the third Kiribati mission office to be established in other countries. The other two are the Kiribati High Commission in Fiji and the Kiribati embassy in Taipei, Taiwan.
SOURCE: RADIO KIRIBATI/PACNEWS
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