8 Aug 2012

Pacific ministers on Singapore study visit

5:12 pm on 8 August 2012

The foreign ministers of the Melanesian Spearhead Group have flown for a study visit to Singapore which this week marks 47 years of independence.

The tour includes delegates from other Pacific Island countries, allowing them to obtain first-hand knowledge of the country's achievements.

In a statement, Fiji's interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, says MSG members who together possess almost 90 percent of the natural resources in the Pacific can still learn a lot from Singapore.

The MSG delegates have been scheduled to meet local leaders, including the prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong.