THE annual G77 senior officials meeting (SOM) at the UN in New York this week was chaired by Fiji's permanent representative to the UN, Peter Thomson.
An Information Ministry statement said the meeting adopted the Report of the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Perez-Guerrero Trust Fund for South-South Co-operation.
The statement said the meeting also took note of the outcomes of the G77 High-level Eminent Personalities of the South, which was held in Fiji in May this year.
It said the meeting further discussed the draft G77 Ministerial Declaration and recommended for its adoption by the foreign ministers when they meet later in the week.
The statement also said one of the highlights of the SOM was the accession application of Kiribati as the 133rd member of the G77.
The representative of China, as the current chair of the Asia-Pacific Group in the UN, informed the meeting Kiribati had the full support of the group.
And with the support of other regional groups, the meeting recommended the acceptance of Kiribati's accession application as its newest member for formal endorsement by the group's foreign ministers at their meeting, the statement said.