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Australian Prime Minister congratulated by Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General

Pacific Islands News Association:

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Dame Meg Taylor has written to congratulate Australian Prime Minister, Hon. Malcolm Turnbull on his re-election and re-appointment.

“Australia is a key member of the Pacific Islands Forum and your success, after a robust election process, illustrates Australia’s vibrant democracy,” said Secretary General Taylor. “Your appointment comes at a crucial time for our region as we face a multitude and complex set of challenges best addressed by collective regional action.”

“We understand that the weeks ahead will be extremely demanding of your time and look forward to continuing working with you and the Government of Australia across the broad range of issues and challenges facing the Pacific. I look forward to meeting you at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in the Federated States of Micronesia in September.”

Prime Minister Turnbull and his ministerial team were sworn in Tuesday by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
 

Read story: Pacific Islands News Association

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