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Tuvalu Opens New European Mission

July 23, 2008

Tuvalu has opened a diplomatic office in Brussels.

Panapasi Nelesone arrived in Brussels in May 2008 to begin a two-year assignment as Tuvalu’s Ambassador to Europe. This marks Tuvalu’s third international diplomatic mission.

Tuvalu’s first overseas office was opened in 1976  in Suva, Fiji followed, in 2001, by a  Mission to the UN in New York, headed by Enele Sopoaga.

Nelesone has been Tuvalu’s Secretary of Government since 2000. His first European official intervention, initiated by the NGO Alofa Tuvalu, took place at the Conference on Climate Migrations organized in the European Parliament, Brussels, on June 11th 2008 by the Greens/EFA group.

Nelesone is accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Misalaima Nelesone.

Source: Pacific Magazine

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