JICA president visits Fiji

Minister for Employment Jone Usamate shares a moment with JICA president Dr Shinichi Kitaoka and Japanese ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura on Friday night. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Minister for Employment Jone Usamate shares a moment with JICA president Dr Shinichi Kitaoka and Japanese ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura on Friday night. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE Japan International Cooperation Agency will continue to contribute towards enhancing the Japan-Fiji partnership through their official development assistance.

JICA president Dr Shinichi Kitaoka highlighted this during a press conference held at their office in Suva on Friday.

Dr Kitaoka is on an official visit to the country for the first time and said one of main reasons for his visit was to observe the outcomes in the various fields of JICA co-operated with Fiji.

“It is impressive that Fiji continues to make progress on the developments that we have provided for you,” Dr Kitaoka said.

Dr Kitaoka said JICA was considering to help address issues being faced in the region.

“JICA is considering to provide assistance to address the issues such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Oceanic region through our knowledge co-creation program,” he said.

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