Sunday, November 08, 2009

Unelected PM Unashamed at Meeting with Elected Leaders

Fiji PM tells of Europe tour - 8/11/2009

Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, leaves the country next week for a two week tour of Rome and Brussels.

Mr Bainimarama said he would be meeting leaders in Rome.

He said the meeting would ensure that Fiji shares a glimpse of what had transpired in the country that needed to be understood by other leaders.

"This meeting is held every year and our presence is of paramount important for the sake of the people," said Mr Bainimarama.

He said it was important that Fiji continue to commit itself through dialogue to allow overseas leaders to understand the situation in the country.

Heads of States and governments will be asked by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to reach a broad consensus on the total and rapid elimination of hunger when they gather for the World Summit on Food Security next two weeks.

It is also believed that these leaders will need to agree to increase agriculture's share of official development assistance to 17 percent, from the current five percent.

The summit will discuss more coherent and effective system of food security, including rules and mechanisms to ensure adequate incomes for farmers.

Mr Bainimarama confirmed that he will be meeting with the European Commission to discuss the Fiji reforms.

He said Fiji would continue with the dialogue and ensure that we secure loans for the reforms.

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