Fiji and Thai PM talk bilateral relations in NY
September 30, 2015 12:13 am
Strengthening bilateral relations between Fiji and Thailand dominated talks held this week between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his Thai counterpart, General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
The two met at the UN headquarters in New York where they agreed that relations between the two countries must be strengthened.
Bainimarama personally congratulated the Thai PM on Thailand’s election as Chair for the Group of 77 and China for 2016 and also thanked Thailand for it’s participation at this year’s Pacific Islands Development Forum.
During the meeting, Bainimarama highlighted the Suva Declaration, which was born out of this year’s PIDF and contains key climate change objectives for Pacific islands ahead of the COP21 meet in Paris.
He also extended his sympathy and condolences for the families of those that lost their lives during the recent bombing tragedy that struck Bangkok.
The Thai PM undertook to give positive consideration to Thailand’s support for Fiji’s bid to be a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2018-2020) and to fill the office of President of the General Assembly’s 71st Session.
The two heads of governments agreed to work closely in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, noting their joint interest in SDG14, the sustainable goal to ensure the Oceans’ health.