MINISTER KUMAR MEETS WITH EUROPEAN UNION HEAD

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Hon. Premila Kumar recently received the Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific, His Excellency Sujiro Seam.

In their discussions, Minister Kumar highlighted current progress on the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) between the EU and the Pacific States, private sector involvement in the implementation and trade facilitation challenges faced by Fiji.

Ambassador Seam confirmed that the EU’s assistance was available in the areas of regional economic integration specifically in doing business and private sector support.

Ambassador Seam was accompanied by the EU delegation from Brussels, who were also in Fiji attending the 7th IEPA Trade Committee meeting.