AG: We Find Solutions That Are For All Member States of Small States Forum
The Small States Forum members are connected by the common goal to create sustainable, inclusive, resilient and prosperous future for all their people, yet the reality of climate change poses the single greatest threat to development.
This were the words of the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, when he chaired the Small-States Ministerial Roundtable earlier this week.
This was held during the World Bank Group International Monetary Fund Spring Meeting.
It is the first gathering of the Small States Forum during Fiji’s tenure as the Forum’s chair.
Sayed-Khaiyum said: “Our Chairmanship for the next two years is an inclusive chairmanship which essentially means that we do not want a single member country to feel anyway isolated. We want this forum to be a forum where everybody can come and express their views and that when we do find solutions, those solutions are for all member states of the Small States Forum.”
Sayed-Khaiyum said he is pleased by the robust and high level attendance and in-depth substantive dialogue that took place.
The Small States Forum is an important platform for dialogue on issues that are common to small states.
He said: “So in order to ensure that we have economic growth and stability and that we have sustainability of our debt levels in our respective countries and at the same time be able to address the effects of climate change. We need to be able to collaborate with each other, share information, learn from each other and also at the same time work together with organisations such as the World Bank and other multilateral agencies to ensure positive outcomes for our country and also for our people.”