Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
McCully to visit Pacific
Affairs Minister Murray McCully will tomorrow travel to the
Pacific for meetings in the Republic of the Marshall
Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
"The Marshall Islands will
host the Pacific Islands Forum in 2013 and we are keen to
support them given our recent experience hosting and
chairing the Forum,” Mr McCully says.
makes a significant investment in the on-going sustainable
economic development of Kiribati and Tuvalu. In both
counties I will be able to see first-hand the difference our
aid dollars are making.”
Mr McCully will also pay
respects at the New Zealand Coastwatchers memorial in
Kiribati. It is 70 years since 17 New Zealand Coastwatchers
were executed there during World War
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