Fijian Government has not decided whether to attend 2022 G20 Summit

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum stresses a point during the budget consultation at the Fiji Institute of Technology in Suva yesterday. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

The Fijian Government has not decided on whether it will attend the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, in November in its capacity as Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) chair.

This, according to Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during an interview after the 2022-2023 National Budget Consultation at the Fiji National University in Samabula, Suva yesterday.

The G20 Summit is the premier forum for the world’s major economies.

He confirmed they have received an invitation to attend the high-level international meeting.

“We have been invited and we cannot say for sure but you will find out,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Meanwhile, last month, Indonesian ambassador to Fiji Benyamin Scott Carnadi said Fiji had been invited as chair of PIFS to be part of the summit with some non-members of the G20.

He said the summit would bring leaders together to discuss issues such as climate change and financial inclusion amidst the backdrop of the current global situation.

Members of the G20, of which Indonesia currently holds the presidency, include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union.

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