The Island Voices initiative will showcase the eclectic range of works of 57 musicians from the world's small island nations and features their songs, which can be easily accessed and purchased from the online iTunes Store.
The guests included Timor-Leste Prime Minister and Defence Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, Vanuatu Foreign Minister Sato Kilman Livtuvanu, Bhutan Prime Minister Shering Tobge, Police General Suwon Leongbunmee, chief of Lao Department of Defense, and his team.
Launched on 2 May, passengers on the first Fiji Airways flight from Sydney to Suva, the capital of Fiji, were given a commemorative scroll and other souvenirs marking the launch of twice-weekly flights.
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the people of Vanuatu as you celebrate the thirty-fourth anniversary of your nation's independence on July 30. Our two countries share a common commitment to democracy, rule of law, peace, and prosperity.