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Fiji not ready to sign US Treaty

December 7, 2016 3:50 am

The Ministry of Fisheries will only sign the US Treaty if it is approved by parliament.

Minister Semi Koroilavesau revealed this while speaking to FBC News in Nadi today.

The US Treaty has been signed by other Pacific Island countries, aimed at further conserving and protecting the Tuna Industry.

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Koroilavesau says they have agreed to the principles and conditions of the treaty and they will sign once it has been discussed and passed by parliament.

“We have been involved in all the negotiations and discussions for the treaty and we have aligned the discussions to our national policy but we have not signed it because we haven’t carry out the due process basically means that we have to take it up to cabinet and once approved then we can sign it.”

Koroilavesau says they will discuss the treaty in the next sitting of Parliament in February.

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