Prime Minister to talk TCAP in South Korea

Tuvalu Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga will travel to Songdo in South Korea next week for a tripartite meeting, to discuss issues related to the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP).

The tripartite will include the Government of Tuvalu, UNDP- the implementing agency, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) the funder of the project.

Ms. Pepetua Latasi, Director of the Climate Change and Disaster Department said that this meeting is of high importance to the government, as it will determine GCF’s clearance of Tuvalu’s proposal for an amendment to the coastal protection intervention, initially planned for Funafuti.

Prime Minister is co-chair of TCAP with Secretary to Government Mr. Tine Leuelu and Ms. Pepetua Latasi as board members.

Mr. Tine Leuelu said he, along with Ms. Latasi, and TCAP Coordinator Mr. Alan Resture, will join the Prime Minister and his delegation who will travel to South Korea from Samoa next week.

The meeting will be held for one day on June 5th.

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Prime Minister Chief Guest at Samoa’s Independence Celebration

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu Rt. Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga has travelled to Samoa on the invitation of the Samoa government and its people, to be chief guest at the celebration of their independence this week.

The invitation came from the office of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, for Prime Minister Sopoaga to join them celebrate the 57th independence of their island country.

Prime Minister’s delegation to Samoa comprised of Madam Salilo Enele, Personal Secretary Mrs. Asogali Panapa and Security guard Mr. Kakeatu Tekui.

The delegation took with them elaborate traditional Tuvaluan mats and other handicrafts intended for gifts during the celebration.

Celebrations are from 29th May to the 3rd June 2019.

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