This is the right time for a reset: AG
February 28, 2019 5:20 am
Fiji’s soaring economy, rising global profile and continued embrace of international norms have paved the way for a wider partnership with New Zealand.
According to Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the two countries have explored a number of new areas of cooperation, following the announcement of a ‘Pacific Reset’ by the New Zealand Government.
During a meeting, Sayed-Khaiyum updated the NZ Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters on the historic breadth of Fiji’s global leadership, including Fiji’s recent election to the Human Rights Council, a first for a Pacific island nation.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the time is right for a ‘reset’ for Fiji’s relationship with New Zealand as they work to deepen a friendship between two nations who share a commitment to the long-term success of the Pacific.
He say there is a huge amount of untapped potential for their bilateral engagement, and Fiji is keen to pursue cooperation that builds capacity in education and other key sectors of our economy.
The Attorney General adds that building capacity is the surest way to move away from aid dependence and towards economic autonomy, which is where Fiji intends this relationship to head.