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The Attorney-General of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says President-elect Joe Biden brings the most ambitious climate action agenda to the White House, which is welcomed by the Pacific Island nation.
Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama was one of the first world leaders to congratulate Biden on his election victory.
“As you know Fiji and the rest of the Pacific Island countries is at the coalface of climate change,” Sayed-Khaiyum told Sky News.
“So, we are very keen to engage with the President-elect’s government in respect to climate change and ensuring we further the objectives of the Paris Agreement and indeed achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
Prime Minister Bainimarama also invited Biden to visit Fiji next year for the Pacific Forum.
The attorney-general said a visit by an American president would “highlight the issues” faced in both the Pacific and the rest of the world.
“Getting such a high-level presentation would be able to ensure both his objectives and our objectives are able to be met,”Sayed-Khaiyum said.
“Of course, we look forward to the cooperation with the Biden administration in that respect,” he said.
SOURCE: SKY NEWS/PACNEWS
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