H.E Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan with Secretary General of UNCTAD in Geneva Mr Mukhisa Kituyi.
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations office in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat S. Khan, paid a courtesy call on Mr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD in Geneva today to discuss Fiji’s participation in UNCTAD activities and to advance UNCTAD projects in Fiji and the region.
The Ambassador and Mr Kituyi discussed preparations for UNCTAD’s XIVth conference to be held in Peru in 2016, and the possibility of holding activities targeted for the Pacific within the Pacific region. They also shared experiences with projects and programmes designed to stimulate economies in a development-friendly manner, such as mobile banking and mobile market updates enabling greater participation by small-scale farmers in direct trade.
The UNCTAD Secretary-General briefed the Ambassador on the upcoming review of Fiji’s Competition Policy at an UNCTAD conference in July, and the Ambassador indicated that she would work with the delegation to that conference to ensure maximum benefit of the sharing of experiences inherent to such reviews. This will be the first concrete engagement with UNCTAD since the establishment of Fiji’s Mission in Geneva, and both expressed their desire to step up engagement going forward.