Envoys Praise Commitment By Pacific Leaders to PIDF
The recent show of commitment by Pacific leaders and senior officials towards the inaugural Pacific Islands Development Forum was commended by two observer countries that participated at the meet.
The non-resident Ambassador for Kuwait and High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Fiji pointed out that the issues discussed and the collective agreements made were an encouraging sign for the future of the region.
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Fiji Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe said whilst the non – attendance of some countries is regrettable, unity among Pacific states was paramount.
“I believe that the Pacific should always meet and discuss issues as the Pacific,” he said.
“You cannot be in the Pacific and not want to have a say in a development CCNP 642-902 examforum especially like the PIDF where other States are present to discuss regional initiatives and solutions to its developmental woes; and especially at a forum hosted by one of the most important players in the region”, High Commissioner Samarasinghe said.
The State of Kuwait’s Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Khaled Al Shaihani also praised the initiative by Fiji to bring all parties to the table saying it would bring more unity to the Pacific to discuss issues relating to collective development of the Pacific Islands.
“We in Qatar do not know the challenges faced here in the Pacific but we are grateful to have been invited as observers and we are happy to learn how the pacific has given a pacific solution to its developmental problems,” Al Shaihani said.
While announcing the establishment of the PIDF secretariat in Nadi this week, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama commended the participation of countries and organisations that
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“We have forged an unbeatable partnership in which governments, civil society groups and businesses can work together for the common good of our people”.
“Our people look to us to work cooperatively and effectively to try to resolve our gravest crisis – the increasing threat to our environment, the health of our ocean and the health of our land. And at this conference, I believe that we have risen to the challenge. We have not let them down”.
(Source: Ministry of Information)