Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum joined Pacific Island counterparts including Australia and New Zealand for the virtual meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) this morning.
The two-day meeting, which commenced today, saw the participation of most Pacific island states such as Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The meeting will focus on the major socio-economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Pacific, the short and medium-term options for recovery, as well as pacific resilience and financing.
FEMM is an important congregation of Economy Ministers and senior officials from around the region, and for the first time, the annual meeting will be held virtually.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Economy, Ms Makereta Konrote was also present for the meeting.