News Fri 07 Feb
SUVA, Fiji— The New Zealand Government has signed its annual funding agreement with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).
New Zealand’s Acting Head of Mission to Fiji, Mark Ramsden officially signed the document with Forum Secretary General, Tuiloma Neroni Slade at the Forum Secretariat headquarters in Suva, last week.
New Zealand will provide NZD $3,110,000 to fund the Forum Secretariat’s operations in 2014.
After the signing process Slade stated, “I wish to express my sincerest appreciation to the Government of New Zealand for its ongoing support to the work of the Secretariat.”
“NZ has made significant contribution to the economic development of Pacific Island countries and the Secretariat looks forward to continuing cooperation and partnerships between New Zealand and other member countries,” added Slade.