7 May 2013

G-77 meeting begins in Fiji

7:18 am on 7 May 2013

Fiji is hosting the G-77 two-day meeting which begins today with a guard of honour this morning before the meeting proper begins.

The Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has told Islands Business that Fiji is looking forward to the high-level meeting particularly the representation from countries outside the Pacific region.

He added the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will be chief guest during the meeting.

The G-77 is the largest association of developing countries in United Nations which not only promotes technical and commercial cooperation, but also forms a political-economic bloc with a better negotiating capacity.

It was created in 1964 and groups 130 nations.