FIJI ‘HON­OURED’ TO CHAIR COP23

PM Bain­i­marama says Fiji is first Pa­cific Is­land na­tion to be given this im­por­tant task

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Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama says Fiji is hon­oured DQG KXPEOHG E\ WKH FRQåGHQFH that the com­mu­nity of na­tions has placed in it to pre­side over COP23. The next United Na­tions Con­fer­ence on Cli­mate Change – COP 23 – in Bonn, Ger­many, will be held next year. Ø:H DUH WKH åUVW 3DFLåF ,VODQGV QD­tion to be given this im­por­tant task and we are acutely aware of the great re­spon­si­bil­ity that has been en­trusted to us,” he said.

“As the re­gion of the world that is destined to bear the worst brunt of the ef­fects of cli­mate change, we have been given a cru­cial plat­form to put our case. Ø$QG , PDNH WKH IROORZLQJ SOHGJH WR our is­land neigh­bours and the other low ly­ing na­tions of the world, along with the rest of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.

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Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama with Am­bas­sador Manasvi Sriso­dapo, the out­go­ing Chair G77 + China from Thai­land at Mar­rakesh, Morocco.

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