If you talk to Commonwealth members, including the United Kingdom, we all feel that Fiji belongs to the Commonwealth. You cannot have members of the Commonwealth not behaving in the way club members are supposed to have otherwise you will undermine the viability and the ethos of the club. Fijis new Constitution was signed into law by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Friday, which now hastens the process towards national elections in September 2014, as promised by Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. On its role in the Pacific region, Minister Swire acknowledged the need for the United Kingdom to continue its presence. My visit here comes after a successful trip to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea in April. This visit came after the extraordinarily successful visit to Tuvalu and Solomon Islands of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge. The links between ourselves and this part of the world are historic, strong and enduring. We like to think that providing finance to climate change, and what is now known as the greatest challenge to this part of the world, shows our continuing commitment. I think its important that the UK is here to stay. What is sometimes forgotten is that we are the third largest donor in the Pacific in terms of the European Development fund which provides huge amount of money in the region, said Minister Swire. Minister Swire was in Majuro to head the UK delegation at the Post-Forum dialogue meeting with Pacific Leaders. The United Kingdom was one of the first countries that expressed its support for the Majuro Declaration on Climate Change Leadership. When people talk rather academically about the principles of climate change, they should come here to see the realities on the ground. Having travelled to four Pacific Island Countries in recent months, Minister Swire said seeing the situation on ground brings the point close to home, especially when the highest point in Majuro was a bridge, three metres above sea-level. The UK and the European Union although we are far away, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the islands in terms of financial support and providing technical know-how.
The deal heralds a new era of cooperation between the IT industries of the UK and Germany, and will see a German-British IT Summit take place on 10 March, the opening day of CeBIT 2014. “The UK is the second-largest ICT market in Europe after Germany. The networking and dialogue opportunities at next year’s CeBIT will be of enormous benefit to exhibitors. For small and medium businesses in particular, the fair is an affordable, highly effective means of forging key international contacts,” commented BITKOM president Dieter Kempf. Simon McDonald, British Ambassador in Berlin, Nick Baird, CEO of UKTI, and Marius Felzmann, senior VP of CeBIT at Deutsche Messe, signed a memorandum of understanding [MoU] to complete a deal that makes the UK partner country for CeBITs 2014 conference. “The partnership between these two industrial nations is testimony to Europe’s strength. As well as being home to their fair share of global IT players, the UK and Germany each have a very healthy IT startup scene. The closer cooperation envisaged by the Partner Country concept harbors major commercial potential for both countries,”commented Oliver Frese, the Deutsche Messe managing board member in charge of CeBIT. The deal was made possible by cooperation agreements signed between Deutsche Messe and the UKTI, as well as one between German and UK IT industry associations BITKOM and Intellect. One of the core elements of the agreement is the German-British IT Summit taking place on 10 March at CeBIT 2014 that will see high-ranking government officials from both countries coming together to discuss each IT industry. The annual CeBIT trade show this year takes place in Hannover, Germany from 10 to 14 March and acts as a showcase for the European IT industry. In addition to the German-British IT Summit, the event is hosting the CODE_n international startup competition with interested parties reminded the deadline for completed entries is 31 October. Topics
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