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Fiji confident of French leadership at COP21 meet

November 29, 2015 12:17 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with the President of France, Francois Hollande at the 4th France Oceania Summit in Paris.

Bainimarama along with other Pacific Leaders had earlier met Hollande in their separate sub-regional groups of Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia.

The Prime Minister informed Hollande that Fiji values its membership of the MSG and Fiji has a strong bond with its Melanesian brothers.

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Bainimarama added he was confident that the MSG will progress even further in the coming years.

The Prime Minister expressed his confidence that under the leadership of France, there will be a successful conclusion of the 21st meet of the Conference of Parties (COP21).

Bainimarama also addressed the plenary session chaired by President Hollande where he stated that the Pacific is in danger and it is time for the world to act to save the region.

He added that the sooner the industrialized nations reconfigure their own economies, the sooner they will benefit as the adoption of the green growth policies is a plus in a world that now prizes sustainable development
Bainimarama also informed the session that Fiji will reduce global carbon emissions by 30% by the year 2030 by moving towards hydro and solar power.

He called for a renewed commitment towards the establishment of the Green Climate Fund and praised France for the support it has provided Fiji through its Pacific Fund.

At the close of the plenary sessions, President Hollande announced the finalization of the 4th France Oceania Declaration.

The Prime Minister attended a round-table discussion on New Caledonia and announced that Fiji continued to believe that it is up to the people of New Caledonia.

Bainimarama adds Fiji will continue to work with France and the FLNKS in a spirit of solidarity and friendship to meet the aspirations of all the people of New Caledonia.

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