A-G Encourages AFI Delegates
Delegates at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum were encouraged and commended for representing the people from their countries. This was highlighted by the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in his address to the delegates during the farewell dinner at the Sheraton Resort on Friday night at Denarau Island, Fiji.
“This is to ensure that those millions of people in respective countries who are not included in the financial mainstream were not forgotten,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
He said it was very vital these people were not left behind. “These include those women and those underprivileged people, those farmers, squatters, people living in the slumps, people working and those people in the peripheries is the reason why we are here, and that is our main target,” he said. “We all are here to make sure that we do not leave them behind, the whole idea is we bring them to the core and to the periphery from the fold.” The Attorney-General said the forum showed a wonderful display of culture and an expression indeed of the Pacific Islander cultures by the members of the South Pacific financial inclusion stakeholders. “The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji and his team displayed a wonderful organisation of the two day event”.
He also congratulated Egypt, the next venue of the AFI global Policy forum. “I know Egypt is already looking forward to hosting the event for next year and we wish you all the best and I am sure most of you here tonight will turn up in Egypt.” The AFI Global Policy Forum is described as the world’s most important forum for financial inclusion policy makers. About 500 delegates from around the world attended the forum hosted and organised by the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
Those women and those underprivileged people, those farmers, squatters, people living in the slumps, people working , those people in the peripheries is the reason why we are here, and that is our main target
Attorney General and Minister for Economy
Alliance For Inclusion Executive Director Alfred Hannig, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Barry Whiteside during the Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau on Friday night.