Foreign Ministers of Fiji and Argentina Meet

New York
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met this morning with Mr. Hector Timerman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic.

The Ministers discussed opportunities for bilateral and triangular cooperation, in particular how Argentina may be able to facilitate bilateral and triangular cooperation projects through the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF). Minister Timerman suggested organising a meeting with PIDF to discuss opportunities for such cooperation in Argentina, including a project being worked on by Argentina for desalination projects. Minister Kubuabola welcomed the holding of such a meeting, and thanked Argentina for having sent an Ambassador to observe at the inaugural meeting of the PIDF.

Minister Kubuabola took the opportunity to brief Minister Timerman on developments in Fiji's roadmap to democracy, including an update on Fiji's new constitution and the way forward for elections to be held by September 2014.

The two Ministers also discussed G77 matters. Argentina having held the Chairmanship of the Group in 2011, the two Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the work of the Group.

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