15 Mar 2014

Vanuatu marks 26th anniversary of MSG signing

11:08 am on 15 March 2014

Vanuatu marked the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Cooperation Agreement on Friday.

In his key note address to mark the March 14th date, Prime Minister Moana Carcasses quoted the country's first Prime Minister, the late Father Walter Lini, who said Vanuatu is still not free if all Melanesia is not free.

Mr Carcasses quoted Father Lini on the very spot where the founding Fathers of MSG signed the MSG Cooperation Agreement 26 years ago.

He reminded the MSG that it is their duty to stand together to support the decolonization processes for self determination for New Caledonia, West Papua as well as Tahiti until all of them are free of colonial rule.