6 Sep 2017

'Ava ceremony opens Forum in Apia

From , 4:03 am on 6 September 2017

Pacific island leaders have been welcomed to the annual Pacific Islands Forum summit with an 'Ava ceremony in Apia.

The  Leaders Meeting is taking place in the Samoan capital this week with its theme, the Blue Pacific, centering discussion around sustainability, climate change, conservation and the collective power of an ocean continent.

Our correspondent in Apia Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia was at the welcome ceremony and afterwards spoke to Sally Round.

PIFL at opening summit in Samoa.

PIFL at opening summit in Samoa. Photo: Tipi Autagavaia