Brown in Fiji for ADB meeting

Monday April 29, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Deputy Prime Minister and minister for Finance Mark Brown. Deputy Prime Minister and minister for Finance Mark Brown.

Deputy prime minister Mark Brown is in Fiji to attend the Asian Development Bank (ADB) meeting there this week.

 

The 52nd annual meeting will be attended by government officials, development partners, private sector representatives, academics, members of civil society, youth, and the media.

It is the year’s largest gathering of ADB and an annual opportunity for ADB governors to engage in focused discussion on development issues and challenges facing Asia and the Pacific.

The theme of the 2019 annual meeting, which also marks the first time a Pacific island country will host the event, is “Prosperity Through Unity”.

Brown, who is the country’s finance minister, will be attending the Forum for Economic Ministers Meeting which will be held after the ADB meeting in Fiji.

He was in China last week attending the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

The Cook Islands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative (BRI) in November last year.

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