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Fiji scores Chinese support for COP 23 leadership

The Chinese government has provided $224,000 to support Fiji’s presidency at the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change. According to the government, the donation will be placed directly into an account established by the Fijian Government to finance Fiji’s efforts to effectively carry out the role of COP-23 President in Bonn, […]

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December 18, 2016 7:58 am

The Chinese government has provided $224,000 to support Fiji’s presidency at the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Ping handing over cheque donation for Fiji's Presidency of COP23
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Ping handing over cheque donation for Fiji’s Presidency of COP23

According to the government, the donation will be placed directly into an account established by the Fijian Government to finance Fiji’s efforts to effectively carry out the role of COP-23 President in Bonn, Germany in 2017.

Prime Minister Bainimarama welcomed China’s support, which he said would be of great assistance as Fiji begins preparatory work for the COP-23 presidency.

“Fiji has set out a bold presidential vision for COP-23 that will require significant financial and technical support from the international community to enact successfully. I would like to thank the Government of the People’s Republic of China for demonstrating a strong commitment to that vision “, he said.

In presenting the cheque donation, Ambassador Ping stated that China intends to lend its support to ensure that developing countries have a voice in all climate change talks. 

“This donation is to promote the cause of climate change. China wants to do whatever it can to join all developing countries to fight against climate change,” Ambassador Ping said.

Ambassador Ping added that China has also set up a fund for South-South cooperation to help developing countries combat climate change and to boost China’s engagement with developing countries on climate change issues.

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