Fiji plays leading role in the Pacific
November 18, 2014 12:02 am
Fiji’s ability to think outside the box has gained much respect around the world.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the country has been playing an increasing role on the wider global stage which have been applauded, commended and accepted internationally.
He says on the international front, Fiji has led the Group 77 plus China- the biggest voting bloc at the United Nations.
The country has also played an important role in the UN system by chairing the General Assembly and heading the UN development program.
“We’ve led our Pacific neighbours into the important Asia-Pacific Bloc bloc at the UN and coordinated our collective effort to get the international community to address the threat posed to Small Island Developing States by climate change; We’ve led the international sugar industry and focused attention on the needs of sugar cane growers around the world; And we’ve sent international peace-keepers into troubled parts of the world such as the Golan Heights and taken risks that others weren’t prepared to take.”
Bainimarama adds Fiji has also delivered on its promise to introduce the first genuine democracy in Fijian history, and return the nation to parliamentary rule under a new constitution.