SIBC: 22nd MSG Leaders’ summit concludes, adopts declarations on security and climate change

MSG leaders signing the Communique [Source: SIBC Online]

The 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders Summit concluded successfully in Port Vila, Vanuatu yesterday with the adoption of two declarations- one on security and the other on Climate Change.

History in the making for this is the first time that MSG in its meetings have converged to execute two declarations.

With the collaboration of earnest and hard-working officials, MSG leaders have arrived at the two documents pointing to the direction MSG is taking on matters that concern its people.

On issues surrounding the discharge of the Fukushima Nuclear Treated Water into the Pacific Oceans, the Leaders have condemned Japan’s intention to dispose of the treated water into the Pacific Ocean.

The Leaders urged Japan NOT to discharge the treated water until and unless the Fukushima Nuclear treated water was unquestionably proven to be safe by science.

The MSG leaders further called on Japan to respect both the Regional and International Treaties and Frameworks which the Pacific Islands States have adopted to address nuclear issues in the Pacific Ocean…

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