Caption: Prime Minister Bainimarama and PS Agriculture Manasa Vaniqi. Photo: MINFO.
Organisers of the 43rd International Sugar Organisation’s Council Session briefed the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning on the progress of the organising logistics for the upcoming meet.
The committee which is chaired by the Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary, Lt Col Manasa Vaniqi, briefed the Prime Minister on the logistics for the meet which is scheduled to take place on the 1st week of June at the Sofitel Resort on Denarau Island.
The ISO meeting will be opened by the Prime Minister as Chair of the International Sugar Council and will see more than 100 delegates deliberate ways of strengthening the global sugar industry.
As Chair of the ISC, the Prime Minister has to ensure that the sugar sector is promoted on the global stage.
“As the current chair of the International Sugar Council (ISC), we are firmly committed to advancing the cause of this global industry and the millions of ordinary people the world over who depend on it for their livelihoods”, PM Bainimarama told participants at a separate sugar meet this week.
The meet will see representatives present on challenges and best practice methods in strengthening the sugar sector. From Fiji’s side, presentations will be made by officials from the sugar sector including officials from the Sugar Ministry, the Fiji Sugar Corporation, as well as the Sugar Cane Growers Council.
The last ISO Council Session was held in London in 2012.