Today, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka met with the UNDP Assistant Administrator and UN Assistant Secretary-General Ms. Kanni Wignaraja who is currently leading a high-level mission to Fiji.
Prime Minister Rabuka and Ms. Wignaraja discussed their shared commitment to nurturing a dynamic and enduring partnership between Fiji and UNDP, a collaboration that is pivotal in promoting sustainable development, addressing climate change, and ensuring effective governance in the Pacific region.
In acknowledging the UNDP’s dedication to the well-being and progress of Fiji, Prime Minister Rabuka extended his gratitude for the ongoing support in achieving the nation’s development goals.
He emphasised the significance of the mission and expressed hope for fresh avenues for cooperation to further strengthen the partnership between Fiji and UNDP.
Ms. Wignaraja expressed her appreciation for the warm welcome and reaffirmed the UNDP’s commitment to working closely with Fiji to further enhance development efforts.
She emphasised the importance of addressing emerging development priorities, and the mission will provide a platform to explore innovative solutions and strategies to achieve sustainable development goals.
As Fiji continues to play a significant role in the broader Pacific region, the collaboration between the Fijian government and UNDP remains a beacon of hope for addressing the pressing challenges faced by Pacific Island nations.
Scheduled for October 10 to 14, the UNDP High Level Mission aims to identify potential areas of development cooperation that align with emerging development priorities in the region.
Today’s meeting follows a significant meeting on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York two weeks ago.