FIJI TO HOST DECOLONIZATION TALKS

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SUVA, Fiji (April 22, 1998 - Fiji Times/Pasifik Nius/Niuswire)---Fiji is to host a seminar on decolonization, the Fiji cabinet decided yesterday.

The Fiji Times reports that the recommendation was made by Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister Berenado Vunibobo.

The seminar will be held in Nadi from June 8-10.

The United Nations Committee on Decolonization holds seminars on decolonization issues in member countries of the committee on an annual basis.

The venues rotate annually between the Caribbean and the Pacific regions where the majority of the remaining 17 non self-governing territories are found.

Papua New Guinea hosted the seminar in 1996 and last year the seminar was hosted by Antigua.

The seminar will be attended by about 60 participants.

All expenses for the seminar will be met by the Decolonization Bureau of the United Nations.

Government would, however, be expected to bear some of the costs of hosting a reception for delegates, and transportation from the airport to the conference venue.

Title -- 1306 DECOLONIZATION: Fiji to host talks Date -- 22 April 1998 Byline – None Origin -- Pasifik Nius Source -- Fiji Times, 22/4/98 Copyright -- Fiji Times Status – Unabridged

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