MSG Chair to continue regional tour

3:25 pm on 8 March 2016

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister and chair of the Melanesian Spearhead Group is due to continue his tour of MSG countries in Fiji this week.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, speaking at the UN.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: UN

Manasseh Sogavare was forced to postpone the Suva leg of his tour after Cyclone Winston struck Fiji.

While in Suva, the Prime Minister will give nearly $US900,000 to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation effort.

Mr Sogavare has been touring member countries including Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.

The leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group are concerned at the state of the MSG secretariat and are planning a special summit to try and remedy it.