Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fiji Prime Minister arrives in PNG

By Vijay Narayan of fiji village

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama arrived in Port Moresby last night ready for the special Pacific ACP meeting today.
 Commodore Bainimarama was received by Papua New Guinea's Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato and other government officials at Port Moresby's International Airport.

Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama

 After a brief meeting Commodore Bainimarama left for the Air Ways Hotel in the vehicle that was used recently to transport the Royal Couple.
 14 Pacific Island leaders will attend the meeting.
 Fiji has not participated at the highest level of the PACP meeting since its suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum in 2009.
 The one day meeting will try to resolve once and for all Fiji's participation in the crucial ACP and EU negotiations.
 At the recent Forum Leaders meeting in Cook Islands, PACP Leaders could not agree on allowing Fiji back to their meeting because of the decision by Leaders in 2009 to suspend Fiji.
 Papua New Guinea offered to host a special session outside the Forum process before the end of the year to discuss Fiji's involvement in purely PACP related activities.
 An invitation to the Port Moresby meeting was conveyed to Fiji's Prime Minister last month when Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill made an official visit to Suva.

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