24 Feb 2007

Fiji foreign affairs minister attending trade conference in Brussels

9:39 am on 24 February 2007

Fiji's interim administration has been invited to take part in its first high level international meeting since it took office last month.

The interim minister of foreign affairs and external trade, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, is on his way to Brussels to attend a meeting of trade ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of countries.

Ratu Epeli will then attend a joint meeting of the ACP and European Union trade ministers.

He will also have talks with senior European Commission officials to discuss what development aid will be available to Fiji under the EU's Economic Partnership Agreement.

On his return trip Ratu Epeli will visit several Asian countries as part of Fiji's Look North Policy of engaging beyond Australia and New Zealand.