Trudeau and PM Talk
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday spoke with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau to discuss the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Trudeau offered his condolences to Mr Bainimarama for the lives lost, and the damage sustained, during Tropical Cyclone Harold.
A statement issued by the Canadian Prime Minister said the two leaders shared information on the spread of the virus in their countries, and measures taken to protect the health, safety, and economic well-being of their citizens.
Both emphasised that international co-ordination and information sharing was critical to respond effectively to the pandemic.
They also discussed the impact of the virus in the Pacific region, our challenges and the need to support more vulnerable countries in fighting the pandemic.
Both leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to combatting climate change and economic security.
Fiji and Canada relations focus on small scale, community-based projects through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). This is administered by the High Commission of Canada in New Zealand. Through UN Women, Canada provides US$3.5 million to implement the Pacific Islands Markets for Change Project which supports female merchants in rural and urban markets in Fiji by ensuring that markets provide safe, inclusive and nondiscriminatory environments.