45th CCM held in 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.
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.