Fiji is taking part in a global effort to reach a deal that regulates carbon emissions in the international aviation industry at the 39th Triennial Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) currently being held in Montreal, Canada (27 September - 7 October).
His Excellency the President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote recently received the credentials from the new High Commissioner of the Independent State of Samoa to Fiji, Dr Kilifoti Etueuati.
The Government has set a vision to create a $2billion tourism industry by 2020 with new investments and effective collaboration with the private sector.
For Fiji, our contribution to UN peacekeeping operations are a fundamental pillar of our engagement with the world and of our identity as global citizens.
I wish to express my deep thanks to the Secretary-General for hosting this event, and for his nine years of unflagging commitment and leadership to advancing global progress on climate change.