Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is expected to discuss Australia’s work on climate change action ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York when he meets the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison later this morning.
Bainimarama had earlier criticised the Australian Prime Minister for refusing to endorse a statement calling for a ban on new coal mines and rapid emissions reductions during the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu last month.
Meanwhile, Bainimarama was hosted to a church service by Morrison yesterday and the two had dinner, ahead of the bilateral meetings at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra today.
Bainimarama and his delegation also toured the HMAS Adelaide, the second of two Canberra class landing helicopter dock ships of the Royal Australian Navy on Saturday.
It was also revealed that the HMAS Adelaide will visit Fiji in November this year.
Source: Canberra Times and Fijian Government