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Ambassador Hails Working Relationship Between Pacific And The European Union

  The head of delegation of the European Union for the Pacific Ambassador Julian Wilson says that without the Pacific and the EU working together on a bilateral level the
11 May 2018 10:00
Ambassador Hails Working Relationship  Between Pacific And The European Union
Fijian President Major-General (ret’d) Joji Konrote (left) and the European Union Ambassador Julian Wilson (right) and the Wife Claudine Wilson at the EU Day celebration at the Fiji Museum in Suva on May 9, 2018. Photo: Losirene Lacanivalu

 

The head of delegation of the European Union for the Pacific Ambassador Julian Wilson says that without the Pacific and the EU working together on a bilateral level the Paris Agreement would never have been signed.

Speaking during the Europe Day celebration at the Fiji Museum in Suva on Wednesday night, Mr Wilson said Fiji as Chair of the COP23, was now leading the world’s fight against climate change.

He said for their part, Germany and the EU helped host Fiji’s event in Bonn and Fiji would pass the baton to, another EU member state, Poland as the next chair.

“On the bilateral level as well, I have felt honoured to see the commitment on all sides to work together to change and improve the lives of the people of Fiji, the Pacific and Europe,” Mr Wilson said.

“For a start, we Europeans have realised Fijians play rugby rather better than ourselves.”

For the co-operation they have developed with Fiji, he added that since his arrival six months ago he was impressed with efforts to increase the access to the justice sector.

“We are honoured that Fiji and the EU co-operate closely, together with the UN. I hope the Chief Justice and the Fijian Government will allow the deepening of this co-operation in the future.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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