A Chinese government donation which was received by the Speaker Hon. Dr Jiko Luveni last Friday will assist the Fijian Parliament in the new session of Parliament.
Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency Qian Bo presented the donation to the Speaker.
“This donation will have a direct impact on, amongst other things, the interior of the Parliament Chamber and also for the provision of specialised secretariat support for the new Parliament,” Hon. Dr Luveni said.
“Through your generosity, we will be able to enhance our capabilities and support to Members of Parliament so that they are able to undertake their legislative, oversight and representative mandates, through development of efficient processes and working methods ensuring that the SDGs and development issues, including gender, are mainstreamed in Parliament’s work.”
Hon Dr. Luveni added that “China has always been a great friend to Fiji and this donation reflects the profound friendship and the strategic partnership of mutual respect and common development between the two countries”.
“This donation from your Government is in recognition of the important work of Parliament and the enhanced protection and promotion of civil and political rights as well as social and economic rights.”