28 Jan 2014

MSG secretariat briefed on Indonesia trip

11:11 am on 28 January 2014

Fiji 's Foreign Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has been in Vanuatu briefing the secretariat of the Melanesian Spearhead Group on this month's controversial trip by MSG foreign ministers to Indonesia.

Fiji's Information Ministry says Ratu Inoke met the Director-General and staff of the Secretariat to discuss developments within the MSG and the upcoming events and activities for the year.

The Indoensia trip was aimed at assessing the West Papua National Coalition for Liberation's bid for MSG membership but it was boycotted by Vanuatu.

Ratu Inoke also met Vanuatu's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Edward Natapei.