A NEW South-South Co-operation project implemented in Fiji by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will soon help upskill resource-based organisations here.
Speaking at an implementation meeting of the project this week, JICA resident representative Shumon Yoshiara said the project was something that was widely recognised as one of the modalities of international development. "South-South Co-operation as defined by JICA is a mutual co-operation aimed at fostering self-sustaining development involving deepening relations among developing countries while conducting technical and economic co-operation," Mr Yoshiara said.
He said it supported developing countries through the provision of training provided by experts.
Also speaking at the meeting, Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said the South-South Co-operation had been widely embraced by developing countries and in line with global trends it was only right that Fiji moved in the same direction.
"This should enhance the evolution of Fiji towards beneficial technologies, services and trading relationships," Mr Chand said.