CAPTION: MSG chair Mr Victor Tutugoro, Prime Minister Commodore voreqe Bainimarama and Solomon Islands PM Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo during the signing of the Communique.
Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders today signed three Treaties which further strengthened the sub – regional committee.
The treaties were signed following the conclusion of the 19th Leaders Summit in Noumea, New Caledonia.
The Treaties are as follows:
1. Treaty on the Custody and Maintenance of Children;
2. Treaty on Reciprocal Enforcement on Foreign Judgements and;
3. Memorandum of Agreement on Police Cooperation
The leaders also launched the Revised Draft Trade Agreement negotiations, the MSG Humanitarian, Emergency and Response Coordination Centre, the MSG Department of Peacekeeping and the MSG Silver Jubilee Scholarship in memory of one of its founding fathers Father Walter Lini.
The Treaties and the launching of new initiatives were signed after the Leaders signed the Communiqué.