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Ratu Inoke At Big Development Talks

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola is leading a Fijian delegation in Ethiopia attending the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa. Ratu Inoke, in a press release
15 Jul 2015 11:55
Ratu Inoke At Big Development Talks
Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (left), with the European Union Commissioner for Development, Neven Mimica at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola is leading a Fijian delegation in Ethiopia attending the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa.

Ratu Inoke, in a press release yesterday, said the conference is of particular importance to Fiji and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

He said it would provide a platform to voice their vulnerabilities, remoteness, narrow resource and export base, and exposure to environmental challenges like natural disasters and climate change.

He said Fiji would call on the international community for a financing for development framework, which tackled underlying vulnerabilities and incorporates risk to ensure development is sustainable.

“The Fijian delegation will also implore for more exceptions for the SIDS to secure finances for development,” Ratu Inoke said.

He said the conference was to reach an intergovernmental consensus on the financing modality for development and an agreed outcome for important contributions to the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.

The four-day conference, which started on Monday. It has attracted:

– high-level political representatives, including heads of State and government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Co-operation,

– Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and representatives of business and civil society.

It ends on Sunday.

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