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Indonesian Minister Yembise Here For Big Welfare Meet

The strengthened bilateral relationship between Fiji and Indonesia will open new gateways for the empowerment of women and children. A high level delegation led by the Minister of Women Empowerment
18 Jul 2016 11:01
Indonesian Minister Yembise Here For Big Welfare Meet
Indonesian Minister of Women Empowerment and Children Protection, Yohana Susana Yembise is welcomed by the Permanent Secretary for Women Dr Josefa Koroivueta at the Nausori International Airport last night. Photo: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

The strengthened bilateral relationship between Fiji and Indonesia will open new gateways for the empowerment of women and children.

A high level delegation led by the Minister of Women Empowerment and Children Protection,  Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise arrived last night at the Nausori Airport.

They were received by officials from Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. In a briefing held with the Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, the Indonesian Minister, Yohana Susana Yembise expressed her gratitude towards the Fijian Government for the invitation.

The week long programme start today till Friday.

“I am pleased to be here once again and look forward for an interactive discussion and exchange information for the mutual benefit of both the countries,” Ms Yembise said.

Last year, the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar had signed a 3 year (Memorandum of Understanding) to formalise Fiji-Indonesia collaboration in the areas of women empowerment, gender equality and child protection.

The MOU called for strengthened partnership between the two countries to share information and resources for increased development opportunities.

The Joint Technical Working Group is a result of the commitments made by the two nations under the MOU.

It comprises experts from the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in Fiji, to collaborate with the Ministry for Women Empowerment, Child Protection and Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Group will oversee the implementation of the key areas of cooperation stipulated under the Memorandum of Understanding. The second Joint Technical Working Group will review the activities under the implementation work plan directed towards socioeconomic empowerment of women, child protection and social welfare development.

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