Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has been sent to New Zealand this afternoon for medical treatment.
He was admitted to Vaiola hospital two weeks ago after he suffered from pneumonia, his Office said today.
In May he received the second stage of the medical treatment for a liver complication at Mercy hospital.
The Office said “he successfully underwent” the medical procedure.
The Acting Prime Minister, Hon Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika said in a statement sent to Kaniva and other news media: “I urge the nation to remember the Hon Prime Minister in your prayers and we look forward to welcoming him back home in good health in the very near future.”