20 Jun 2019

Kiribati names Toatu as new vice president

2:46 pm on 20 June 2019

The Kiribati finance minister has been appointed the country's new vice president.

Teuea Toatu

Teuea Toatu Photo: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Teuea Toatu replaces Kourabi Nenem who was sacked by President Taneti Maamau two weeks ago for breaching the government's travel policy.

His offending allegedly revolved around an unsanctioned trip to Indonesia

Dr Toatu will also stay on as finance minister.