NZ stands with the Pacific: Ardern
August 15, 2019 7:18 am
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived in Tuvalu with clear intention about their stance on climate change.
Ardern never wasted no time and faced the media to also clarify their position on the Pacific Islands Forum.
Upon her arrival she was greeted by school students portraying the impact of climate change, Ardern says she knows the expectation of attending the Pacific Islands Forum.
“I can see why Tuvalu wants to send that message strongly and how much that message meant for themselves”
Ardern shared a light moment with children, but her message was clear – New Zealand supports Pacific Island nation in the fight against climate change.
“Our relationship with our Pacific neighbors is based on New Zealand principles and whenever we go to a forum like this where there is a range of other leaders we will take a principle position on behalf of NZ, so for us that’s making sure we are doing our bit domestically and will ensure to assist the pacific as they make their transition on climate change.”
The NZ Prime Minister says her nation will continue to make the international call for more action on Climate Change because anything less, will have a catastrophic effect on Pacific island countries.