Fiji, UNESCAP hold talks

Bain­i­marama dis­cusses es­tab­lish­ment of a cli­mate change cen­tre in Fiji with ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary Dr Akhtar.

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Prime Min­ster Voreqe Bain­i­marama up­dated the ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary for the United Na­tions Eco­nomic and So­cial Com­mis­sion for Asia and the Pa­cific (UNESCAP), Dr Shamshad Akhtar, on the eco­nomic im­pact of Cy­clone Win­ston and on Fiji’s re­cov­ery and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ef­forts in the af­ter­math of the cy­clone.

He also called for greater col­lab­o­ra­tion with UNESCAP in the ar­eas of dis­as­ter risk re­duc­tion, build­ing eco­nomic re­silience and ob­tain­ing de­tailed data and sta­tis­tics to mea­sure the progress of cli­mate adap­ta­tion mea­sures. In their very warm and cor­dial dis­cus­sions, the PM also re­it­er­ated the Fi­jian Gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive on the es­tab­lish­ment of a cli­mate change cen­tre in Fiji to pro­vide prac­ti­cal train­ing and ca­pac­ity build­ing for small and vul­ner­a­ble states. He said Fiji looked for­ward to working to­gether with UNESCAP to­wards the es­tab­lish­ment of such a cen­tre for which Fiji will pro­vide re­sources.

Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama (right) with Thai deputy Prime Min­is­ter, Gen­eral Thanasak Pa­timapragorn.

Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama with UNESCAP Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Dr Shamshad Akhtar.

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