Friday, 31 August, 2012
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed dignitaries, officials, and the public today during Pacific Forum week.
Pa Ariki and Cook Islands artist Judith Kunzlé went together to our National Auditorium today to meet Hilary Clinton.
Pa met with and discussed important issues with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during secretary Clinton’s meetings with officials after the 43rd Pacific Forum.
Pa Ariki with Hilary Clinton [Photo by Sam Napa]
She also presented Secretary Clinton with a gift of Cook Islands art, Aitutaki Action Song Dancer [Print #1], by Judith Kunzlé.
Secretary Clinton was delighted with the gift, and later warmly greeted Judith and thanked her again.
It was a great week for The Cook Islands.
[All photos © 2012 Victor Bond, All rights reserved, with the exception of Sam Napa's photo of Pa Ariki and Hillary Clinton]