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EU Reaffirms Support For Fiji Post Winston

EU Reaffirms Support For Fiji Post Winston
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and European Commission’s Director for Asia and the Pacific responsible for Europe Aid, Pierre Amilhat,
May 05
15:46 2016

The European Union has reaffirmed its support for Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston and says detailed discussions will be held in the coming weeks on European assistance in the recovery and rebuilding phase.

The assurance was made by the European Commission’s Director for Asia and the Pacific responsible for Europe Aid, Pierre Amilhat, at a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, with the Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Mr Amilhat said he intended to hold talks with the AG in the next few weeks to canvass a number of areas of support, including initiatives and programs for the sugar cane industry.

The two men discussed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment Report on Cyclone Winston, which has been jointly prepared by the European Union, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank. The Report is a comprehensive assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Winston and the needs of Fijians living in the affected areas.

The AG briefed Mr Amilhat on the Government’s relief and rehabilitation effort, including the “Help for Homes” and “Adopt a School” programs.

 

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