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Fiji’s presidency of COP23 - the ongoing UN climate negotiations - has been the focus of talks in Tokyo between the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kiyoshi Odagawa.
The Fijian Prime Minister and incoming COP23 President, Frank Bainimarama, has appealed to the US President, Donald Trump, not to abandon the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Australian assistance for Fiji’s COP23 presidency has been the subject of talks in Sydney between the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull. The Prime Minister is in Australia for a four day visit and left soon after arriving to meet Mr Turnbull at his home in Sydney's eastern suburbs.
The Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Climate Change addressed the High-Level representatives of the G20 at the inaugural dialogue between the G20 and the V20 following the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.
During his address at the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s (CPLC) High-Level Assembly, Fijian Attorney-General and Minister Responsible for Climate Change, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, urged priority be given to climate change adaptation for small states as opposed to the adoption of carbon pricing, given their negligible carbon footprints.
Fiji’s preparations for its upcoming presidency at this year’s UN Climate Chance Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany dominated talks between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and China’s Special Representative of Climate Change Affairs, Mr. Xie Zhenhua, at a meeting held in Suva.
All recipients under the Help for Homes initiative, including those in the second and third phases of distribution, can now use their pre-loaded MPaisa cards at RC Manubhai, Vinod Patel and Carpenters Fiji hardware locations throughout the country.
The Honourable Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, today received a courtesy call from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has congratulated Fiji’s continued progress in promoting financial inclusion and has committed to supporting Fiji’s ongoing work to increase access to financial services and products at a meeting between UNCDF Executive Secretary Judith Karl and Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has successfully completed it's gap analysis mission to identify key issues in improving Fiji's veterinary services and technical competency to confront a wide-range of food security issues, and is working with the Fijian Government to develop a five-year strategic plan to address these issue-areas.
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