Fiji-Malaysia bilateral relations to be further strengthened
October 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Fiji intends to further deepen its bilateral relations with Malaysia.
This was stated by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama while meeting Malaysia’s Minister for Housing and Local Government Hajah Kamaruddin along the margins of the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in Penang, Malaysia.
Bainimarama said that one such area Fiji aims to strengthen is local government.
He adds that local government in Fiji is currently undergoing a significant reform process including a review of the legislation governing local government, and town and country planning.
Bainimarama says these reforms are aligned to the Pacific Urban Agenda, the new Urban Agenda, and the 2030 Agenda, among others.
Bainimarama and Kamaruddin also discussed the education system in Fiji, social welfare assistance and infrastructure.