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PM Meets Mimica In Brussels

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, on Monday, met  European Commission’s (EC) Commissioner for International Co-operation and Development, Neven Mimica in Brussels, Belgium. The EC’s growing role in Fiji’s socio-economic development dominated
25 Nov 2015 10:23
PM Meets Mimica In Brussels

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, on Monday, met  European Commission’s (EC) Commissioner for International Co-operation and Development, Neven Mimica in Brussels, Belgium.

The EC’s growing role in Fiji’s socio-economic development dominated the meeting.

Mr Bainimarama also commended the European Union’s (EU) commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2030.

He said this augured well for the future of Pacific Small Island Developing States and called on the EU’s support in the lead up to the Climate Change talks in Paris.

Prime Minister Bainimarama also met separately with the co-president of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Louis Michel, and the head of Cabinet of High Representative/vice-president, European External Action Services, Stefano Manservisi and discussed the EU’s trade agreements and engagements with Fiji.

Mr Bainimarama highlighted the need to strengthen partnerships, especially in the sugar, fisheries and forests sectors.

He also pointed out that the assistance provided to Fiji would complement the work carried out by the FijiFirst Government to improve the lives of ordinary Fijians

He also held discussions on the role of the EU within the region and highlighted the emerging role of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) in addressing the challenges faced by Pacific Small Islands Development States.

 

Yesterday, Mr Bainimarama delivered the keynote address at the 102nd Session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States in Brussels.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs’ delegation led by Ratu Inoke Kubuabola teamed up with Mr Bainimarama on Monday in Brussels.

Ratu Inoke tweeted that they had arrived safely and on time into Brussels.

They were informed by Fiji’s Ambassador to Belgium and France and Permanent Representative to the European Union, Deo Saran that Brussels was on highest security alert level.

Mr Bainimarama and the Fijian delegation left for Malta yesterday for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) after delivering his keynote address.

 

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