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Disasters at G77 talks

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 21, 2012

ISSUES affecting developing nations will be tabled at the Group of Seventy Seven meeting in New York next year.

Outlining some of the important issues in the agenda of the meeting, the executive secretary of G77, Mourad Ahmia, who is in the country, said issues such as natural disasters, climate change, small islands developing states and South-South Cooperation would be discussed.

Fiji will be chairing the meeting of the major international body compromising 132 countries, which includes China.

Mr Ahmia said Fiji had been elected by 132 developing countries members of the G77 in September.

"Fiji is a strong supporter of the vision, principles and the objectives of the G77 and deeply committed to the cause of South-South Cooperation, therefore, we are fully confident that Fiji will discharge its responsibilities next year with dedication and commitment," he said.

Mr Ahmia said South-South Cooperation was critical and the meeting would find ways and means to intensify all potential and possibility for co-operation of developing countries in various fields.

"In my capacity as the executive secretary, I am very confident that Fiji will carry the responsibility next year with support from all members."