The Fijian Government delegation met with the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Michael Lodge, in Kingston, Jamaica
The Fijian Government delegation was led by the Acting Permanent
Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources Mr Craig Strong who was supported by
Dr Raijeli Taga, the Deputy Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources, and Mr
Gene Bai, the First Secretary for the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United
During the 26th Session the Fijian delegation took the
opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the
Discussions centred on Fiji’s desire to continue to actively contribute
to the work of the Authority.
Fiji has a very proud association with the Authority with distinguished
Fijian diplomat Satya Nadan having served as the first Secretary General of the
Authority and further through Dr Russel Howarth, Fiji has held the Chair of the
Legal and Technical Committee of the Authority.
Fiji has been a member since the inception of the Authority.