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Media Release

Solomon Islands commends Fiji's chairmanship of global group

G77 Meet in Natadola

 

May 07, 2013: Fiji’s Chairmanship of the largest voting bloc within the United Nations, the G77, was commended today by the Solomon Islands.

 

Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Honorable Gordon Darcy Lilo addressed the G77 High-Level Panel meeting today and expressed his thanks for Fiji’s role. 

 

“It’s an honor to be here and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Fiji for assuming the responsibility as Chair of the G77", Prime Minister Lilo said. 

 

Prime Minister Lilo highlighted that Fiji’s chairmanship demonstrates the commitment of the Fijian government to bringing Pacific Island Developing States closer together. At the same time, he paid tribute to officials working to advance the affairs of PSIDS on the global stage.  

 

Prime Minister Lilo said that the G77 meeting Natadola must use the opportunity to make South South cooperation more viable.

 

“We must have equality”, he said. “We need this to be a basic principle of South South cooperation”.

 

The Solomon Islands is participating with other PSIDS at the G77 meet in Natadola.

 

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