1st Cuba-Pacific Islands Ministerial Meeting opens in Havana
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    HAVANA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Senior government officers from 10 Pacific islands met here Tuesday at a forum to enhance their cooperation concerning health, sports, education and climate change.

    Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque Tuesday inaugurated the First Cuba-Pacific Islands Ministerial Meeting.

    In his welcome speech, Perez said it was necessary to perform transformations in the world in order to pass on to future generations a world of respect, peace and development.

    Perez also warned of the danger of the climate change and called to seek cooperation agreements among the small nations in order to face natural disasters.

    During the meeting, the participants will also discuss issues like climate change, global warming, natural disasters, and food and energy crisis.

    Those present at the meeting included President of Kiribati Anote Tong and Prime Minister of Tuvalu Apisai Lelemia, as well as the foreign ministers of Nauru, Solomon and Fiji Islands.

    Permanent representatives of Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa, Micronesia and Papua-New Guinea to the United Nations also attended the meeting.

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