Prime Minister Derek Sikua has left the country for Australia.

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office says the Prime Minister left this morning to attend the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting to be held in Cairns on the fourth of August.

Ahead of the meeting, the Prime Minister will be attending a Lowy Institute Conference in Brisbane on the World and the Pacific in the global economic crisis.

The conference will be held in Brisbane on the 2nd and 3rd of August.

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