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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Statement by the Fijian Prime Minister Commending Fiji's Chairmanship for G77

Commodore Bainimarama“All Fijians have reason to be intensely proud of our country and the advances we are making. Earlier today at the United Nations in New York, Fiji was elected chair of a major international body - the Group of Seventy Seven developing nations plus China known as the G77. We have been given the honour of presiding over the deliberations of an important bloc of nations in the world, including the world's most populous country, China. We truly have something to celebrate -that our small island nation is so well regarded in the community of developing countries that they have decided to place us at the top, to chair their meetings. For the honour they have brought to Fiji, I want to pay tribute to the work of our Foreign Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, and his team and our Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Peter Thomson”.

(JV Bainimarama – Prime Minister Republic of Fiji)

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