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Fiji works hard to enhance participation in WTO forums

May 22, 2018 12:11 am

Fiji has limited human and capital resources, but it places great importance on the need to actively participate in the World Trade Organization’s forums.

Trade Minister, Faiyaz Koya, while highlighting this – further emphasized on the action Fiji has taken to enhance its participation.

Koya says the setting up of the Fijian Mission in Geneva in 2014, is a testimony of the country’s determination.

He says Fiji is working hard to ensure that the small voice of the Pacific is heard, both in WTO negotiations and in its regular work.

Koya delivered his remarks this morning at the Regional Workshop on the Eleventh Ministerial Conference and Post MC 11 work that is being attended by the six Pacific Island Countries including Fiji who are WTO members.

The opening session of the four-day workshop being held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva also heard from the Director-General of WTO, Roberto Azevêdo who reminded the countries that their contribution to negotiations and discussion are crucial seeing that they face unique challenges.

The workshop has been jointly organised by the PIF Secretariat and the WTO.