PIF assembly to determine Puna’s destiny as SG – FBC Information

Henry Puna.

The Pacific Islands Discussion board Chair, Fiji, has summoned all members to a gathering on the Secretariat in Suva tomorrow.

The assembly is believed to handle the controversial election of the Discussion board’s present Secretary Normal, Henry Puna, over a Micronesian delegation.

Nonetheless, chatting with FBC Information tonight, Puna acknowledged he doesn’t have the agenda for tomorrow’s assembly.

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He provides that he’s optimistic concerning the assembly.

“No, the Discussion board Chair is in command of the Talanoa, the consultations, and we now have confidence in his capability to handle issues in the very best curiosity of the Discussion board.”

When requested whether or not the agenda consists of his removing because the SG, Puna says he doesn’t need to “leap the gun” forward of the assembly.

“Properly, that’s pre-empting what the leaders will determine, however after all, there’s numerous concerns to consider, however I’m not going to pre-empt what the leaders will give you.”

Micronesian states threatened to drag out of the PIF after Puna’s election.

Worldwide media revealed that the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David Panuelo, introduced throughout the Micronesian Presidents’ Summit in February this yr that they’d agreed to “quickly rescind their withdrawal from the PIF” till quite a lot of reforms happened.

Panuelo additional revealed that discussion board chair Fiji had promised Puna would step down as SG this month and clear the best way for a Micronesian to succeed him.

Panuelo was additionally current on the commissioning of the brand new Prepare dinner Islands Excessive Fee in Suva tonight, along with different Pacific Island leaders.

Whereas departing from the occasion, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama informed Henry Puna —”I’ll see you tomorrow.”


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