3 Jun 2015

Date set for MSG summit in Solomon Islands

3:30 pm on 3 June 2015

The 2015 Melanesian Spearhead Group Summit is set to go ahead in three weeks in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.

The Solomon Islands organising committee has just finalised the date for the leaders to meet from June 24th to the 26th.

MSG officials and the foreign ministers will meet over the preceding week.

The critical issue before the summit will be the bid by West Papua's Melanesian community to become a member of the MSG, joining Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and the FLNK of New Caledonia.

Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders

Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders Photo: RNZI

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