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Prince, PM Talk Climate Issues

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday met with Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, where he thanked the Prime Minister for taking the lead in the global fight
18 Apr 2018 10:00
Prince, PM Talk Climate Issues
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Prince Harry in London, England, on April 17, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday met with Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, where he thanked the Prime Minister for taking the lead in the global fight against climate change as President of COP23.

Greeting the Prince, Mr Bainimarama said: “It’s the first time I am coming to London when it’s warm; in fact the last time we met it was snowing.”

During the meeting with Prince Henry, Mr Bainimarama spoke on the recent Tropical Cyclones, Josie and Keni, that struck Fiji this month and stressed the importance of a decisive global action in combatting the effects of climate change.

Mr Bainimarama is also scheduled to attend a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II this week.

Fiji is among 52 other member-countries taking part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) around the theme of “Towards a Common Future”.

CHOGM will see leaders from member countries gather to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s common values, address shared challenges faced by countries of the Commonwealth, including the threat posed by climate change and work towards securing a better future for all Commonwealth citizens, particularly young people.

The position of Commonwealth Chair-in-office, held by the government leader of the CHOGM host country, will be transferred at the summit from the Prime Minister of Malta to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May who will hold the post until the 26th CHOGM expected in 2020.

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