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Aru contracted to coordinate PIF 2020 in Vanuatu
8:13 pm GMT+12, 14/10/2019, Vanuatu

 Vanuatu Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ralph Regenvanu has appointed Howard Aru the former Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity last Friday as the National Coordinator of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in 2020.
 
After signing his contract in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Friday, the National Coordinator said he had already met with the PIF Advance Team that came to let the Government know what it expects from the Government for the meeting next year.
 
He is having another meeting with the team on Wednesday this week.
 
Asked where the meeting is expected to be held, Aru replied, “It will be held at the National Convention Centre”.
 
Aru said while the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs both agreed the number of attendants should not be restricted, he said we should be expecting more than 600 delegates.
 
“Vanuatu is expected to invite representatives of its historical partners who stood up for the country in its Independence struggle which explains why the Government would not want the number restricted”, he said.


SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST/PACNEWS


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