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A-G Meets, Thanks Indian Minister For External Affairs

Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi last Friday. He acknowledged and thanked the Indian government for
13 Mar 2016 12:26
A-G Meets, Thanks Indian Minister For External Affairs
Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (left), with the Indian Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.

Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi last Friday.

He acknowledged and thanked the Indian government for the financial assistance and relief supplies provided to Fiji, noting that India was one of the first countries to provide direct budget support to the Fijian Government.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum gave his words of appreciation in his meeting with the Indian Minister for External Affairs.

The A-G also gave Ms Swaraj a breakdown of the devastation left behind by Tropical Cyclone Winston and the relief efforts by Government.

The A-G and Minister Swaraj also discussed other areas of Indian assistance and collaboration including reconstruction efforts, agricultural support particularly in providing seedlings suitable for the climatic conditions in Fiji and Small, Medium Enterprises (SME) development.

The Indian Minister is expected to visit Fiji in the next few months.

The A-G is in New Delhi to attend the IMF Conference, Advancing Asia from March 11 to 13.  He will be part of a high-level panel discussion on the challenges of Climate Change and Economic Resilience.

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