Ministers return home

Monday March 04, 2019 Written by Published in Politics

All three government ministers who were out of the country on official engagements last week have returned home.


Prime minister Henry Puna went to Samoa, where he joined other Pacific leaders for negotiations with the European Union on the post Cotonou ACP-EU partnership. The current ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (CPA) was signed on June 23, 2000 in Cotonou, Benin. It was set for a twenty-year period and will expire in February next year.

Infrastructure minister Robert Tapaitau was away in Spain to attend a United Nations forum relating to Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

Internal Affairs minister Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa was in Brisbane, Australia to attend a meeting concerning the electoral system.

Meanwhile deputy prime minister Mark Brown is away on Gold Coast, Australia on personal leave.

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