Fiji News PM holds talks with China’s top climate change negotiator
Fiji’s preparations for its upcoming presidency at this year’s UN Climate Chance Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany dominated talks between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and China’s Special Representative of Climate Change Affairs, Xie Zhenhua, at a meeting held in Suva. At the meeting Bainimarama stressed that a key priority of the Fijian Presidency would be to bring the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States to the forefront of the upcoming negotiations. He also emphasized the importance of advancing the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during Fiji’s Presidency. The two men also discussed possible avenues of Chinese support for Fiji’s Presidency, and the Prime Minister thanked China for being the first country to provide Fiji with financial support toward its upcoming presidency last year.