23 Feb 2010

Fiji picked for new ACP-EU regional office

4:04 pm on 23 February 2010

Fiji has been chosen as the location for a regional office for a new ACP-EU institution called the Centre for Development of Enterprises.

Fiji's Radio Legend reports that Fiji was picked over Samoa and Papua New Guinea.

This follows a due diligence report taking into account the need for security, political stability, ease of intra-ACP communication and access to facilities.

Fiji's foreign ministry has welcomed the move, saying it strengthen its relationship with the EU.

The interim regime has said it will end its eight year-rule in 2014 when it plans to hold elections.