New Zealand gives $2.5m to support Fiji’s presidency of COP 23

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, Jonathan Curr after the Funding Memorandum for Fiji’s Presidency of COP23 signing at the Ro Lalabalavu House in Suva on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

A 2.5 million (NZD) funding memorandum for Fiji’s presidency of COP 23 was today signed between the Fijian Government and the New Zealand government.

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Jonathan Curr during the signing today said it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to support Fiji’s COP 23 presidency.

Mr Curr said the agreement signed today adds to the 1.3 million contributions the New Zealand government had provided in June last year.

Attorney General and Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum acknowledged the continue support of the New Zealand government.

“I would like to thank the New Zealand Government for this initiative and this essentially provide target funding in respective areas of focus the Fijian Government,” he said.