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Deputy Prime Minister attends High Level meeting in Mexico

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/12/2016)

Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister – Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni is attending the high level segments of meeting in Cancun, Mexico in agreement to further exert the efforts and actions to achieve the AICHI BIODIVERSITY TARGETS based on the agreed Cancun Declaration on December 3rd.

Hon. Sovaleni told the meeting that Tonga will meet again given the expectation to protect 20% of its terrestrial and 30% of its marine areas by 2020.

He added, although Tonga has met its marine managed area at 36% but she further pledges to extend it to 50%.

The meeting is attended by World Leaders.

Accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister is the Director of Environment – Lupe Matoto and Tahiri Hokafonu – the Project Coordinator of the Ridge to Reef program.

© Radio & TV Tonga News 2016