Ramos-Horta presence inspirational

Nobel Prize winner and President of East Timor Jose Ramos Horta

The Nobel Prize winner and President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta is expected to be part of the 25 speakers at the Pacific Youth Festival next month.

Organizing committee member and Fiji Alumni President Jacob ITautoka said Ramos-Horta's presence is inspirational as he will be talking on Governance, Peace and Security on a panel discussion.

Horta, who received his Noble prize in 1996 after the Nobel Committee chose to honour him for his finding a resolution to the conflict in East Timor. 

He is expected to be amongst a few famous Pacific leaders and youths who will be addressing the over 600 visitors for the Festival on issues like Climate Change and identity. 

Other notable names of other speakers are local 7s wizard, Waisale Serevi and Pacific Table Tennis Champion Emaline Lulu.

A total of over 600 youths are expected to the weeklong Festival with 140 from Fiji.

The Pacific Youth Festival starts on 11th of next month with a planned march through Suva to Albert Park where the opening will be held.

Source: http://www.fijivillage.com

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