Senior officials representing the Fijian Government, members of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), the private sector, development partners and the diplomatic corps recently farewelled the PIDF secretary general Mr Feleti Teo OBE.
Members of the Pacific Islands Development Forum together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Ratu Inoke Kubuabola farewelled the inaugural secretary general at a reception held at the PIDF Secretariat. In his farewell speech, the Minister paid tribute to the work carried out by Mr Teo during his tenure at the PIDF. He also congratulated Mr Teo on his new appointment as the new Executive Director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
Speaking on behalf of the PIDF, the High Commissioner for Kiribati to Fiji and Member of the PIDF Senior Officials Committee H.E. Reteta Rimon paid tribute to Mr Teo’s leadership of the organisation.
She noted the major achievements of the PIDF under Mr Teo’s stewardship saw the organisation emerge as a key development space for the Pacific.