Prime Minister's Welcome Address at the 3rd PIDF Summit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Suva, Fiji

Honourable J.V. Bainimarama, CF (Mil),OSt.J, MSD, jssc, psc
Prime Minister of Fiji and Chair of the Leaders Governing Council of the Pacific islands Development Forum

Grand Pacific Hotel
2 September 2015 ( 0830 hrs)

Statement by the Prime Minister at the Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Jaipur, India

The Honourable Prime Minister of India,

Honourable Heads of State and my fellow Government leaders from the Pacific,

Honourable Ministers


Ladies and Gentlemen,


Bula vinaka, Namaste and a very good evening to you all.

Statement at the Triennial Oceans and Seas Global Conferences Side Event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New York

Mr Chair,


Ladies and Gentlemen.

We have heard today from the Permanent Representatives of Senegal, Peru, Palau,  and Sweden and from Remi Parmentier of the Global Ocean Commission.  For many of you, what they have told you today is not news.  Those of you who have been immersed in these matters for a while, know the health of our oceans and seas is imperilled.

Country Statement by the Prime Minister at Fiji-UNESCAP 71st Session

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

Your Excellency the Prime Minister of Thailand;

Your Excellency the President of Kiribati;

Your Excellency the President of the Marshall Islands;

Your Excellency the Prime Minister of Tuvalu;

Your Excellency the President of the Republic of Nauru;

Your Excellency the Prime Minister of Cook Islands;

Your Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Solomon Islands;

Your Excellency Mr Ly Tuch of Cambodia, Outgoing Chair of the 70th Commission;

The Executive Secretary of ESCAP;

Distinguished Delegates;

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Statement by Ambassador Peter Thomson at the Sustainable Development Goals Intergovernmental Negotiations on Follow-Up and Review

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
New York

Distinguished Co-Facilitators,

Allow me firstly to thank you for your steadfast leadership throughout this long process. Thank you also for the very useful discussion paper that was provided to guide our deliberations this week.

The Fiji delegation aligns itself with the statements delivered earlier by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China, by Maldives on behalf of AOSIS, and by Tonga on behalf of PSIDS.

Statement by the Honorable Osea Naiqamu, Minister of Fisheries and Forests of the Republic of Fiji at the High Level Segment of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Friday, May 15, 2015
New York

Mr. Chairman,

I firstly take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment as Chairman of the eleventh session of the United Nations Forum on Forests and my delegation is confident that this year’s Forum will be a success under your stewardship. Also I extend the Government of Fiji’s support to you Mr. Chairman during the course of our deliberations in the next couple of days. I also thank the Secretariat for circulating the background information that forms the basis of our deliberations.

Statement by Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, at the Meeting on Agreement to Institutionalise the Pacific Islands Development Forum

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps;
Distinguished Guests;
Delegates and Participants;
Ladies and Gentlemen.

Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all.

I’m delighted to be here this morning to launch the first of two meetings to seek the views of our Pacific partners on a draft agreement to institutionalise the Pacific Islands Development Forum.

Fiji Statement to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
New York

Mr. Chairman,

The Fijian delegation has the honour to extend its gratitude and appreciation to you and members of the panel for your valuable insights. We also thank the Secretariat for circulating the concept note that has formed the basis of our discussions this afternoon.

Mr. Chairman,

Fiji Delegation's Statement at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New York

Madam President,

Firstly, allow me to congratulate Your Excellency and your Bureau on your election. The Fiji Delegation assures you of its full support and cooperation, and welcomes the special theme for this forty-eighth session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Madam President, Fiji aligns with the statement delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China.



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