16 Jan 2013

Fiji's Bainimarama at UN to accept Chairmanship of G77 and China

6:55 am on 16 January 2013

Fiji's interim prime minister is at the United Nations to accept the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 plus China on behalf of the Fiji government.

The Ministry of Information says the handover ceremony, later this morning, is where Commodore Frank Bainimarama will give an address formally accepting the chairmanship.

Fiji was elected in September 2012 to Chair the Group of 77 and China for the duration of this year.

The G77 is the largest voting bloc at the United Nations, and consists of more than 130 developing countries from around the world.