Visiting the PIDF Secretariat in Suva today, Pakistan s new non-resident High Commissioner to Fiji, Australia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, H.
The two sides agreed to begin work immediately on a Memorandum of Understanding that will provide for collaboration between the parties for signing at the Third PIDF Leaders Summit in August this year.
Welcoming its admittance as an Observer the PIDF Secretary General Mr Feleti Teo said.
Pacific leaders at the PIDF Inaugural Meeting in 2013 identified greater use of renewable energy sources as one of the priorities of the PIDF.
One of the priorities of the PIDF
as agreed to by Pacific Leaders in the Inaugural Summit last year was to seek long term financing support to support Pacific communities on critical sustainable development initiatives.
I am happy that the PIDF
and GGGI were able this morning to share information on their areas of work and possible areas of collaboration.
One of the 10 priorities set out by Pacific leaders during the inaugural PIDF
Summit last year to focus on was the issue of food security.
Mr Teo also briefed the meeting on the partnership that PIDF
had established with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature to collaborate in the area of fisheries in the Pacific.
I would like to thank you for the show of comradeship and development cooperation to not just Fiji but to the entire region through the PIDF
, Ms Mawi said.
The Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF
) is set to achieve another major milestone in its young life as an international organisation when it signs a number of Partnership Agreements with its development partners at the forthcoming Second Summit of the PIDF
to be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji from 18th to 20th June, 2014.