News 28 Nov 2019
The NZ Fiji Business Council was honoured to be given the opportunity to host Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's Attorney-General, Minister for Economy, Civil Service and Communications and the Minister Responsible for Climate Change on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at a breakfast meeting at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.
In the absence of Chandar Sen, President of the NZFBC, Chris Booth, Kensington Swan, an executive of the NZFBC welcomed the Attorney-General, inviting him to address the members.
During his remarks, the AG provided an update of Fiji's development in terms of healthcare, housing, infrastructure, tourism and business opportunities. The AG also informed NZFBC members of Fiji's current economic growth rate.
"We now have 10 years of straight economic growth not withstanding the fact that we had Cyclone Winston in between and we want to capitalise on that. This is something that has been unprecedented in Fiji."
The AG announced that Fiji will host the 15th annual World Stock Exchange Congress 2020, the first Pacific country to host the conference. He added that 2020 is also the year in which Fiji will celebrate their 50th anniversary of Independence, an historic and memorable occassion.
Don Mann, CEO of Pacific Cooperation Foundation provided the closing remarks, presenting a pounami Toki (adze) as a gift from NZFBC, which was well received by the Attorney-General.