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Employment possibilities on meet agenda

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

UPON meeting Madam Eriko Yamatani, the chair of Japan's Special Committee on Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), Fiji's ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga spoke of the possibility of employment opportunities in Japan.

Mr Mataitoga met the ODA chair in Tokyo to look at ways of strengthening existing relations between Fiji and Japan.

According to an Information Ministry statement, the meeting was intended to create greater awareness within more superior levels of the Japanese government regarding Fiji and Fijian issues in the context of its relations with Japan.

"Apart from the general political issues discussed, Mr Mataitoga also expressed that there is scope for exploring more targeted assistance within the existing assistance program for Fiji, which will be more beneficial to Fijians, as well as achieving the Japanese policy objectives of its ODA policy," the statement reported.

Some issues the ambassador raised were the Nadi River Realignment Project and the possibility of export opportunities for Fiji into the Japanese market.

"In dealing with countries like Fiji, we do have real potential to export a limited range of primary and manufactured products to Japan, if some flexibility market entry conditions were provided by Japan," Mr Mataitoga said.

"One of the best forms of assistance Japan could provide Fiji is market opportunities for some export products from Fiji, with quotas, duty-free," said Mr Mataitoga.





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