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Speaker attends IPU in Morocco

December 17, 2018 10:04 am
The Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni at the Parliamentary Meeting at the Parliament venue in Rabat [Source: Parliament of Fiji]

Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni recently returned from Inter-Parliamentary Union, in the Kingdom of Morocco.

The Speaker attended the Parliamentary Meeting on the Occasion of the Adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that was held from the 6th -7th December, 2018 at the Parliament venue in Rabat.

A highlight of the conference was the plenary session on regional challenges and implementation chaired by the Speaker.

Dr. Luveni used the opportunity to highlight the plight of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) given the linkages between climate change and migration.

“SIDS are currently threatened by submergence, coastal flooding and coastal erosion and these threats intensify year after year due to the increasingly significant impacts of climate change,”

Meanwhile, Dr Luveni also held a bilateral meeting with her counterpart Habib El Maliki.

The two Speakers shared the view that enhancing parliamentary cooperation and exchange would contribute to deeper understanding and friendship between the two countries and their people.