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PM Praised for COP23 Work

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says everyone in Fiji should be proud of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s COP23 work and achievements. Mr Bainimarama is president of COP23 and
22 Nov 2017 13:50
PM Praised for COP23 Work
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Tilak High School principal Sashi Singh (left), dux Jainesh Kishan Prasad and his mother Shaleshni Devi. Photo: DEPTFO News.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says everyone in Fiji should be proud of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s COP23 work and achievements. Mr Bainimarama is president of COP23 and has been praised for his leadership in Bonn, Germany last week.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the events in Bonn were demanding and “we need to be very, very proud of our Prime Minister.”

He said as president of COP23, Mr Bainimarama negotiated with all nations of the world and had a successful COP23 in the manner in which Fiji had been able to position itself on the global stage.

He was speaking at the Tilak High School prizegiving in Lautoka yesterday.

“Numerous opportunities have risen since we have held the presidency of COP23. We all need to know the realities of climate change and what we can do to contribute in our own little way,” he said.

He said people continued to throw trash on roadsides from vehicles.

Meanwhile, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum told the students and parents that Fijians needed to become more patriotic towards the country and get behind the initiatives.

“How many of you, at either a rugby or soccer match actually stands up and sing the national anthem,” he said.

He said that was why he saw negative comments of people regarding COP23.

He said  it was quite saddening that people did not see the big picture. He said Government was spending so much money on education.

On technology, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said this was the way forward. He cited mobile phones and e-ticketing as two technologies that had changed the lives of everyone.

He urged students to pursue areas of study which they felt more passionate about.

He said such technologies created jobs.

“We all need to come together as a nation. The future of our country rests on you, the youth of Fiji,” he told the students.

“If all of us are able to funnel our energies towards focusing on what we can do then we will not only improve our individual lives but also improve our country. Many countries in the world today become great because everyone focused on how they could make their country great.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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