45th CCM held in Suva, Fiji, 28-30 September 2016

Group Photo of the Heads of the Delegations from the Colombo Plan 45th Consultative Committee Meeting, Suva, Fiji. 28-30 September 2016

Group Photo of the Heads of the Delegations from the Colombo Plan 45th Consultative Committee Meeting, Suva, Fiji. 28-30 September 2016

The 45th Colombo Plan Consultative Committee Meeting (CCM) was hosted by the Government of Fiji in Suva from 28-30 September 2016.  Delegates from twenty member countries, three observer countries, and three international    organizations attended the CCM.

On behalf of the Colombo Plan Council, His Excellency Chang Won-Sam, Council President extended a warm welcome to all the delegates. He reiterated that the CCM is a very strategic and policy-level meeting that decides the future directions of Colombo Plan (CP) as an international and inter-governmental organisation and called on the active participation of all delegates present.

Colombo Plan Council President and the Secretary General Presenting the CP Plaque to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Fiji in appreciation for Hosting the 45th Consultative Committee Meeting

Colombo Plan Council President and the Secretary General Presenting the CP Plaque to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Fiji in appreciation for Hosting the 45th Consultative Committee Meeting

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama graced the Opening Ceremony as the Chief Guest. In his inaugural address, he acknowledged that climate change is the single most important crisis facing Fiji in present times and for some Pacific Island nations.

Ambassador Robin Nair of Fiji was elected as the Chairperson of the 45th CCM. Secretary General, Kinley Dorji, presented the Annual report of the Colombo Plan and given an overview of its programmes and projects.

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