Monday, May 29th, 2017
Hon Minister Semisi Fakahau joint the “India – Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference”’ in Suva, Fiji on the 25th & 26th May 2017. The conference marks yet another crucial step in India’s pioneering initiative in engaging with the Pacific Island Countries. The objective of the meeting is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience and initiate partnerships and collaborations for the benefit of all participating countries. Issues discussed include blue economy, international solar alliance initiatives and climate change adaptation, mitigation and disaster preparedness.
The conference was attended by representatives from Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and many observers from the regional associations and universities, and private sector organisations.
Joining Hon Semisi Fakahau, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Head of Delegation) Dr. Tevita Tukunga from MEIDECC and Ms Ilaisaane Lolo from MOFP
Hon Minister will continue his trip to Norway and New York for other official meeting and expected to be home by 12th of June.