NZFBC hosts Fiji Attorney-General

Hon Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

The NZ Fiji Business Council was honoured to be given the opportunity to host, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s Attorney-General, Minister for Economy, Civil Service and Communications and the Minister Responsible for Climate Change, this morning Wednesday 27 November 2019 at a breakfast meeting at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. This was a members only function and proved highly successful with 43 members attending the breakfast, given the turnaround of  only a few days notice of the AG’s visit to New Zealand.

In the absence of Chandar Sen, President of the NZFBC, Chris Booth, Kensington Swan, an executive member of the NZFBC welcomed the Attorney-General, inviting him to address the members.

During his remarks, the AG provided an update of Fiji’s development in terms of healthcare, housing, infrastructure, tourism and business opportunities. The AG also informed NZFBC members of Fiji’s current economic growth rate. “We now have 10 years of straight economic growth not withstanding the fact that we had Cyclone Winston in between and we want to capitalise on that.This is something that has been unprecedented in Fiji.”

The AG announced that Fiji will host the 15th annual World Stock Exchange Congress 2020, the first Pacific country to host the conference. He added that 2020 is also the year in which Fiji will celebrate their 50th anniversary of Independence which will be an historic and memorable occasion.

Don Mann, CEO of Pacific Cooperation Foundation (NZFBC member) provided the closing remarks, presenting a pounamu Toki (adze) as a gift from NZFBC, which was well received by the Attorney-General.