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Delegation to participate at upcoming Forum in Vietnam

Climate change, food security and sustain­able developments are among other important sub­jects that the Fijian delega­tion to the upcoming 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) will be fo­cusing on. The delegation
16 Jan 2018 11:00
Delegation to participate at upcoming Forum in Vietnam

Climate change, food security and sustain­able developments are among other important sub­jects that the Fijian delega­tion to the upcoming 26th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) will be fo­cusing on.

The delegation is led by the Speaker Dr Jiko Lu­veni. The forum will be held later in the week from January 18 to 21, in Hanoi and hosted by the Viet­nam National Assembly.

Dr Luveni has encouraged the Fijian delegates to par­ticipate actively and effec­tively in all the scheduled meetings at the APPF.

“As last year’s success­ful host of this high-level forum, we would like to maintain that momentum by having an impactful con­tribution to this year’s 26th APPF,” she said.

The delegates are expected to speak on various top­ics such as climate change, security, food security and nutrition and sustainable development, highlighting the efforts of both the Gov­ernment and Parliament in progressing these develop­ment issues.

They are also expected to participate in the forum’s working groups.

The delegates include the Minister for Immigration, National Security and De­fence Ratu Inoke Kubuab­ola, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou, government backbencher- Samuela Vunivalu and op­position Members of Parlia­ment Niko Nawaikula and Semesa Karavaki.

Also accompanying the delegates are the secre­tariat support staff namely, the Secretary-General to Parliament- Viniana Namo­simalua, manager tables- Sakiusa Rakai and manager research and policy analyst-Josua Namoce.

The 26th APPF theme is- Parliamentary Partnership for Peace, Innovation.

Source: Parliament News



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