Thai PM to be in Suva for PIDF summit
August 17, 2015 6:54 pm
The Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, will be the chief guest at the 3rd Pacific Island Development Forum Summit in Suva next month.
He will be joined by other prominent diplomats including Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Ambassador, Mary Robinson.
Interim PIDF Secretary General Amena Yauvoli says more than 200 participants are expected to converge in Suva for the Summit where the first PIDF Charter will be adopted.
“The Charter is in it’s draft form and has gone through a very comprehensive consultation process with representatives from across the Pacific converging on two occasion to discuss and debate the contents of the Charter.”
Under the Charter, the Summit will also launch the Regional Development Fund, consisting of contributions from members and partners finance long-term sustainability,
The PIDF theme this year is ‘Building Climate Resilient Green Blue Pacific Economies/, the findings of which will make up the Suva Declaration on climate Change.
Observers are also coming in from America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia for the Summit here at the Grand Pacific Hotel from the 2nd to the 4th of next month.