PACIFIC Islands Discussion board (PIF) secretary normal Henry Puna says he’s hopeful of continued regional solidarity within the yr to come back.
In his Christmas message, Mr Puna, amongst different issues, stated: “By means of resilience, innovation and our frequent imaginative and prescient to do the very best for our folks, we’re capable of encourage different areas of the United Nations household with management that places our planet, local weather, oceans and other people first.”
He additionally stated the world was an unprecedented world surge in journey for the festive interval.
Mr Puna stated many households would reconnect face-to-face for the primary time since 2019.
“As we look ahead to a season of peace and goodwill to all, I do know there might be heartfelt reflections on the milestones of the final 12 months,” he stated.
“Actually for the discussion board household, it has been a time of reunion, reaffirmation, and reconnection throughout the Blue Pacific.
“We’ve continued to take advantage of know-how to attach on-line and to work smarter within the digital area, whilst we welcomed the facility and empathy of renewing face-to-face contact for our discussion board leaders.”
Mr Puna additionally counseled Fiji for efficiently internet hosting the 51st Pacific Islands Discussion board Leaders assembly.
“We nonetheless have a lot to do, and I proceed to be heartened by the values of regional solidarity and collective power from our sovereign nations and territories of the discussion board membership.”