7 Apr 2008

Melanesian summit deferred again

7:29 pm on 7 April 2008

The Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders summit in Vanuatu has been postponed again.

The summit and associated meetings of officials from MSG member countries were due to be held in Port Vila later this month but have now been deferrred until the end of May.

A spokesman for Vanuatu's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the MSG summit has been postponed because one of the leaders is unable to travel at that time due to sickness.

The leaders summit will now be held on the 29th and 30th of May.

It's at least the fourth time the summit at the newly opened MSG secretariat in Port Vila has been postponed since it was originally scheduled for late last year.