Morocco to support Fiji in organising COP23

Marrakech, Nov 18 (IANS/MAP) Morocco will provide its full support, assistance and advice to the Fiji Islands in organising COP23, President of COP22 Salaheddine Mezouar said here on Friday.

After meeting Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Mezouar congratulated Fiji on the organisation of the next COP, noting that “this is the first time that a Pacific Island state will organise this conference”.

“We are ready to support Fiji to ensure that COP23 meets expectations and carries on the action initiated by the COP22 towards the concrete implementation of the Paris Agreement,” Mezouar said.

He noted that “the island states are the first to be threatened by the climate change”.

“It is a great responsibility for a small island state like Fiji to organise an event of this magnitude,” Bainimarama said.