Diplomacy

Government renews partnership with Vanuatu

Fiji and Vanuatu renewed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as part of Fiji’s development corporation efforts to assist our neighbours and facilitate their development needs through the enhancement of human resource capabilities under the Fiji Volunteer Service (FVS). Minister of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau and the Vanuatu’s Minister of Education & […]

Staff Writers

May 7, 2016 5:37 pm

Fiji and Vanuatu renewed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as part of Fiji’s development corporation efforts to assist our neighbours and facilitate their development needs through the enhancement of human resource capabilities under the Fiji Volunteer Service (FVS).

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Group photo of senior Government Officials (MEPIR, MFA & MOE) and Delegation from the Vanuatu Government for the signing of the MOA between the two governments yesterday. Photo: DEPTFO

Minister of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations Hon. Semi Koroilavesau and the Vanuatu’s Minister of Education & Training, Jean Pierre Niurua renewed the MOA yesterday.

Minister Koroilavesau highlighted that the initial MOA between the two governments was signed on 11 November 2013 for the engagement of ten volunteers for teaching assignments in Vanuatu for the duration of two (2) years.

KOROILAVESAU: “The renewal of this MOA is to re-engage the initial 10 volunteers for another 2 years teaching assignment along with an additional seven (7) volunteers”

Minister Koroilavesau greatly acknowledged the work of the retired Fijian volunteer Teachers hence the need to continue with their engagement with the Government of Vanuatu.

The Vanuatu Employment Minister Hon. Niurua said that the contribution by the Fiji Volunteers have greatly benefited the students of Vanuatu and they have seen improved exam results and progression of year thirteen graduates to universities.

KOROILAVESAU: “Today’s signing signifies yet another step for Fiji volunteers to continue to transform the minds and lives of our students and through this partnership, we will see new leaders emerge to take on the helm of our society”

Minister Niurua expressed his greatest appreciation to the Fijian Government for choosing and continuing to partner with the Vanuatu Government through Fiji’s volunteer scheme and their support in assisting in their human resource needs.

The FVS currently has a total of 38 volunteers engaged in regional countries with an engagement period of 2 years.

The FVS under National Employment Centre of the Ministry is an initiative by the Fijian Government to provide assistance in identified areas of needs which would further strengthen partnership with other Pacific Island neighbours.

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