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PM confirmed that Tonga will bid to host the 2021 Pacific Island Forum

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 31/08/2018

The Hon. Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva has confirmed that Tonga will bid to host the 2021 Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting.

Pohiva and his delegation will depart Tonga today to be part of part of the 49th Pacific Island Forum which will be held in Nauru from September 3rd to the 6th.

He says he is going to make a bid for Tonga to host the 2021 Pacific Island Forum taking into consideration that Tonga’s chance to host the meeting in 2006 was cancelled because of the State Funeral of the Late King, Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.

Pohiva adds Tonga has documents about the withdrawal from hosting the Pacific Games 2019 which will be presented during the meeting.

He says issues to be discussed at the meeting will include climate change, Governance, NCD’s among others and Tonga’s stance on these issues will be confirmed during the meeting.

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