Fiji PM meets with UN General Assembly president
23 September, 2018, 7:07 pm
FIJIAN Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today held a bilateral meeting with the President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.
Mr Bainimarama is in New York attending the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
According to Government, Mr Bainimarama requested Ms Garces for a UN that was fit for purpose, agile, responsive.
He also underscored the importance of understanding the needs of small islands developing states on the front line of climate change.
The Prime Minister said Fiji was steadfast in its support for multilateralism and added that countries needed to work together to solve complex development SDG challenges such as climate change, oceans management and global peace and security.
Meanwhile, the staff of Fiji’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York also accorded Mr Bainimarama a traditional welcoming ceremony along with the Fiji delegation.
Mr Bainimarama thanked the staff and other Fijians living in New York for their support in hosting the delegation to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
He was also briefed on the week’s engagements in the margins of the UNGA.
Also present to welcome the delegation was Fiji’s Ambassador to the United States Solo Mara and Fiji’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Deo Saran.