Private sectors need to be encouraged, supported and welcomed.

This was the statement made by the Acting Minister for Defence, National Security and Foreign Affairs,  Dr Mahendra Reddy while opening the ACP-EU Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing And Networking for the Pacific Region Event in Nadi this morning.

“The private sector is the engine of economic growth and job creation. We the Government provide the infrastructure, we provide an enabling environment but at the end of the day it’s the private sector that must lead development for the growth and development to be sustainable.”

Minister Reddy also called on participants to shift their focus on the micro, small and medium enterprises and give them the necessary tools and business enabling platforms to build capacities that might help them gainfully participate on economic activities.

The workshop will end on Wednesday.

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