The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr. Tao Zhang, has praised the Fijian Government’s reconstruction efforts following Cyclone Winston as “quick and admirable” following a meeting with Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has highlighted Fiji’s progress in combatting institutional and systemic racism to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, at a meeting in Suva.
A tripartite delegation consisting of the Fijian Government, employers’ representative and workers’ representative is attending the International Labour Organisation 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Bali Indonesia this week from 6 to 9 December 2016 to discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the vision for decent work.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has raised Fiji’s lack of visa free access to Schengen countries amid a wide-ranging discussion with the President of the European Council, Mr. Donald Tusk, on areas of mutual interest between Fiji and the European Union.
If there is any country in the world that exemplifies the importance of sport diplomacy, Fiji is it. So I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take part in this seminar and to tell you the Fijian story.