FIJI'S presidency of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) an honour says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama as he made the formal notification to Parliament and said the duty was a
"tremendous honour and the tremendous opportunity ... to lead the world"
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed this in the first 2017 session of Parliament today as he called for support on Fiji's leadership at the COP 23 meeting.
Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu is the climate champion, and the designated ambassador will be Fiji's envoy to Brussels Deo Saran.
Mr Bainimarama said the COP23 presidency required international engagements so the domestic agenda does not suffer.
As he called on the other side of the House not to politicise this issue, said in so many ways, this was the "fight of our lives for our lives". Source: Fiji Times, 6 February 2017