Pacific leaders observe one minute silence for Christchurch victims


PACIFIC Island leaders observed a minute of silence this morning to commemorate the lives of those lost in the two mosque attacks in New Zealand, two months ago.

Following the address of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pacific Islands Forum chairman and Nauru President Baron Waqa requested the Pacific leaders to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks by observing a minute of silence.

While addressing the Pacific leaders earlier this morning, Mr Guterres said he was in Christchurch yesterday to express his solidarity following the horrific attacks in March.

Mr Guterres said in response to those attacks, the voices of the Pacific were commendably strong about the importance of tacking intolerance and religious discrimination.

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