State visit Australia

Nauru President hails Australia visit a success

It was the first official visit to Australia by a Nauruan President in more than 20 years.

Waqa, who was accompanied by his wife, Madam Louisa Waqa, met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and senior members of his cabinet during the visit, which included stops in Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.

As expected, the topic of the regional processing centre was raised in discussions with Turnbull, and President Waqa said he was confident the US-Australia deal would go ahead and some of the refugees on Nauru would be transferred to the United States.