30th January 2023, Office of the President of Kiribati-– The Government of Kiribati has formally reinstated its positive endorsement to rejoin the Pacific Islands Forum this year 2023.
The decision comes following a fruitful, positive, and successful bilateral meeting held between the current Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum and the newly elected Prime Minister of Fiji, Hon. Sitiveni Ligagamada Rabuka and the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Taneti Maamau during the Prime Minister’s State Visit to Kiribati earlier this year 2023.
During the State Visit, the Prime Minister also formally delivered an apology by showcasing the traditional Fijian ceremony seeking forgiveness from Kiribati and then followed with a bilateral talk between the two leaders.
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