SINGAPORE – Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for the primary time on Thursday (April 28) on the Istana, the place they reaffirmed the nice and cozy relations between the 2 nations.
Home to a inhabitants of round 11,000 folks, the Pacific island nation made up of 9 small islands has drawn international consideration to its battle towards rising sea ranges.
The highest level in Tuvalu is simply 4.5m above sea degree.
Any rise within the sea degree means elements of some islands might be washed away and render different elements uninhabitable.
In a Facebook put up, Mr Lee stated: “Tuvalu is a small island nation within the South Pacific.
“Like us, Tuvalu and other Pacific island states will face serious challenges from global warming and rising sea levels.”
Tuvalu, together with different Pacific island nations, have demanded for extra aggressive motion to restrict the affect of local weather change and sea degree rise.
In a bid to focus on the problem, its overseas minister gave a video handle on the United Nations local weather change convention in Glasgow final 12 months whereas standing knee-deep in seawater.
In his put up, Mr Lee stated that Singapore was not too long ago admitted as a Dialogue Partner of the Pacific Islands Forum.
The area’s political and financial coverage organisation includes 18 members, together with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Dialogue Partners embody the United States, China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Said Mr Lee: “We look forward to being an active and constructive Dialogue Partner, and supporting Tuvalu and other Pacific island states in their development journey.”