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AG Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum at Unit Trust of Fiji

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum closed the 2013 Constitution & Legal Ethics Workshop

FIJIAN ATTORNEY GENERAL BRIEFS INDIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSION ON 2014 ELECTION

The Attorney-General briefed the Indian Electoral Commissioners, Mr. V S Sampath (Chief Commissioner), Mr. Harishankar Brahma and Mr. Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi and their staff on the preparations for the 2014 general election, in a meeting with the Indian Electoral Commission, on 31 January 2014, in New Delhi India.

“Holding elections that are free, fair and credible, based on a fair electoral system is the absolute priority of the Bainimarama Government, and the Indian Government including the Indian Electoral Commission has shown a deep level of understanding and support for this process. Accordingly we look forward to close cooperation between the Indian Electoral Commission and the Fijian Elections Office and Fijian Electoral Commission”.

“In fact the Indian Electoral Commission has agreed to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding between the two Electoral Commissions, to enable flow of information, technical assistance and personnel between the two agencies”, said the Attorney General.

“We had very constructive exchange of information with the Indian Electoral commissioners and discussed a wide range of issues including the elections preparations, the role of the Fijian Electoral Commission and how for the first time Fiji will have one day polling”, the Attorney-General said.

“The Indian Electoral Commissioners commended the appointment of the independent Fijian Electoral Commission, saying that it signifies the independence and credibility of the election process,” said the Attorney-General.

The Attorney General said “To get such endorsement and pledge of assistance and cooperation by the Electoral Commission of the world’s largest democracy demonstrates confidence in the processes and work done so far in the preparations for the elections by the Bainimarama Government.”

The Minister and his delegation received a demonstration on the electronic voting system that has been widely and successfully used in the Indian elections.

The Indian Electoral Commission was also interested in the Fijian Registration of Political Parties Decree and asked the Attorney General for a copy of it.

MEETING STRENGTHENS TIES BETWEEN FIJI AND MAURITIUS

The Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, met the Mauritian Minister for Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection, Sayyad Abd-Al-Cader Sayed, in Bangalore, India on Monday, 27 January 2014.

Both Ministers were attending the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit 2014.

During the meeting, the Ministers agreed to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their two Governments, which will allow close cooperation between Investment Fiji and the Mauritian Bureau of Investments.

The Attorney-General said that the meeting will enable both countries to develop relations between their respective Government agencies and encourage mutually beneficial opportunities.

“The MOU will facilitate close collaboration between Fiji and Mauritius in facilitating investments and will drastically improve the ease of doing business,” he said.

He further mentioned that Mauritius has already developed and implemented its restructure program over the past two decades and since both Mauritius and Fiji have similar demographics, the possibility of working with Mauritius is encouraging.

The Attorney-General said that the Fijian Government had embarked on its own comprehensive set of political and socioeconomic reforms, which were bearing fruit.

“The aim is to ensure sustainability and consistency of policy in order to make a difference to the lives of ordinary Fijians,” he said.

Both Ministers also explored the possibility of enhancing cooperation and collaboration within the sugar and tourism sectors.

The Attorney-General briefed his counterpart on Fiji’s path to democracy, underscoring the assent to Fiji’s new Constitution on 7 September 2013 and the preparations for the up-coming election, to be held by the end of September 2014.

The Minister from Mauritius conveyed his congratulations to the Fijian Government for the “substantial and progressive” steps taken develop Fiji, which will culminate in democratic elections that will take place this year.

The meeting ended with both Ministers agreeing to finalize the MOU on investment cooperation and to develop bilateral relations further.

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Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed – Khaiyum meets Sigatoka citizens

RECEIVE NEW AIRBUS for Fiji Airways IN FRANCE

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is in France to receive the third of Fiji Airways’ A330s later today.

He is pictured here in Toulouse with Mike Moore, Fiji Airways’ Programme Director, and a group of Fiji Airways’ engineers involved in the A330 hand-over program.

On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Bainimarama will greet the new Airbus as it arrives in Fiji for the first time, at a special ceremony in the Fiji Airways Hangar Facility in Nadi. The ceremony will be attended by other dignitaries, members of the tourism industry and Fiji Airways’ staff.