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Media Release

Minister Visits Top Chinese Leadership Academy

Minister Visits Top Chinese Leadership AcademyOctober 05, 2012: Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola today visited China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong (CELAP), Shanghai and held discussions with Mr Jian Haishan, Vice President.

CELAP is China's Premier Executive Leadership Training Academy,providing training to top bureaucrats and politicians in China on the dynamics of the country's socio economic development.

The Minister's visit to CELAP is a follow on from the visit to Fiji recently of one of the top political figures in China, Mr Wu Bangguo.

“I took the initiative to visit  CELAP to further pursue the proposalassistance to seek Chinese expertise and technical assistance fordevelopment of Executive Level Leadership training and capacity enhancement of our public officials,” Mr Kubuabola said.

“The development of dynamic, effective and responsive leadership is part of Fiji's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress and the Roadmap, he said “We would like to vigorously pursue training and capacity building programme and my visit to CELAP was to explore opportunities for collaboration between our public service and that organization.

The Minister also visited and held discussion with Mr Yang Jiemian,President of Shanghai Institute of International Relations on possibilities for collaboration in training and capacity building ofpublic officials in diplomacy and international relations.

The Minister was accompanied by H.E. Esala Teleni, Fiji's Ambassador to China, H.E. Isikeli Mataitoga, Fiji's Ambassador to Japan, Mr Parmesh Chand, Permanent Secretary for Public Service Commission and Mr Esala Nayasi, Director Political and Treaties Division in Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.