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US State Department Updated On Winston Recovery Efforts

US State Department Updated On Winston Recovery Efforts
Fiji’s Ambassador to the United States, Solo Mara, United States Government Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, deputy assistant secretary Matthew Matthews and Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at Washington DC. Photo: Judith B. Cefkin/twitter
April 16
13:34 2016

The United States State Department has been briefed on the rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts by the Fijian Government in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston by Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

At a meeting with deputy assistant secretary Matthew Matthews of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the A-G discussed Fiji’s economic policies following TC Winston and the challenges faced by small island developing states in adapting to the effects of climate change.

The A-G was accompanied by Fiji’s Ambassador to the United States,   Solo Mara.

Mr Matthews thanked and acknowledged Fiji’s contribution towards the conclusion of the Paris Agreement and highlighted the significant impact that the Paris Agreement would have globally, once in force.

Mr Matthews also acknowledged the progress achieved by the Fijian Government through the conclusion of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Article 26 Complaint. He added that successful implementation would have a positive impact on the GSP review.

He also reiterated the continued commitment to further strengthening the bilateral relations between Fiji and the United States, while at the same time recognising the prominent role Fiji plays in the region.

The A-G is currently in Washington D.C. to hold a series of meetings with the International Monetary Fund and other organisations with a particular focus on Fiji’s financial needs in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Source: DEPTFO News

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