12 Aug 2008

Forum chair calls the late Greg Urwin a true regional public servant

7:33 pm on 12 August 2008

The Pacific Islands Forum has opened a condolence book at its Suva headquarters for its former secretary general, Greg Urwin, who died at the weekend.

The acting secretary general, Feleti Teo says friends and colleagues of Mr Urwin are invited to sign the book over the next couple of days.

The Forum chair, Dr Feleti Sevele, says Mr Urwin was a true regional public servant who will be greatly missed by the agency and the wider region.

A memorial service for Mr Urwin is to held at the Secretariat in Suva on August 28th, though, in a statement, the Forum says details are still being finalised.

Feleti Teo says a decision was made not to rush the arrangement to ensure a fitting memorial service was held.

Mr Urwin's funeral is scheduled for this thursday in Apia in Samoa.