Statement from the Government of Nauru State visit to Australia
His Excellency President Baron Waqa
MP will depart for Australia tomorrow for a historic state visit,
the first by a Nauruan president for over 20 years.
First Lady Madam Louisa Waqa and senior officials will accompany
the President on the four-day visit.
President Waqa will meet in Sydney with the Prime Minister of
Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP and the Governor of
New South Wales, David Hurley.
In Canberra His Excellency will tour the Mount Majura Solar Farm
and discuss renewable energy with senior management, visit the
Australian War Memorial to lay a wreath, and be officially welcomed
at Government House by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter
Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove.
The program will also include meetings with several senior
ministers and Opposition MPs and the Governor of Queensland Paul de
The invitation by the Australian Government to His Excellency
reflects the close relationship of the two nations over many years
and the ongoing friendship and cooperation between Nauru and