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Ministers Sign MOU

Ministers Sign MOU
Participants of the 2015 Journalists Visit Programme with Governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahja Purnama (middle).
June 12
07:58 2015

Indonesia’s Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yembise was happy to meet her Fijian counterpart, Rosy Akbar, who is currently touring the country.

Speaking to the participants of the 2015 Journalist Visit Programme conducted by Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs she said it was a successful meeting.

“We have already signed an MOU and now have a joint co-operation, so we are expecting some Indonesian women to teach your local women in making local products and how Government can help to promote them,” Mrs Yembise said.

One of the issues that were discussed by the two ministers was to have more joint activities.

“We’re going to expand more, to have women exchange programmes and also suggest women from Papua to also accompany the women to Fiji and to have more open relationship with the Fijian Government,” she said.

“We are concentrating on Development of Gender Equality of Women and Children. This is something that the two countries can work together on to change the mindset of the people.”

Ms Akbar has extended an invitation to Mrs Yembise to attend the Fiji National Women’s Expo in October this year.

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