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15/8/12 - CABINET APPROVES DISPOSAL OF FIJI’S EXHIBITS AT THE 2012 YEOSU EXPOSITION
Cabinet this week agreed that the exhibits at Fiji’s booth at the 2012 Yeosu Exposition be disposed as follows: the “drua” and traditional fishing items to be donated to the Yeosu Museum; and the promotional products and lighter handicraft material to be donated to the Fijian Embassy for display in the office.
Cabinet based its decision on a submission by the Attorney-General and Minister for Industry and Trade, Mr Aiyaz Sayed – Khaiyum.
Fiji participated at the 2012 Yeosu Expo in Korea from May 12 – August 12, 2012.
The Expo is an international exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) which was held in Yeosu, South Korea.
Over 100 countries from all over the world participated in the Expo. The Fiji booth was housed under the Joint Pacific pavilion together with countries like Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Palau and others.
Fiji’s National Day was on 21 July 2012. The official delegation to the National Day celebrations was led by the Prime Minister who was accompanied by Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade, the Fijian Ambassador to Korea, the Chair of Investment Fiji and a number of senior Government Officials and Private Sector representatives.
The Attorney – General said that the Fijian booth displayed Fijian traditional fishing instruments and the “drua”, while other traditional items included handicraft, traditional i-Taukei wedding costumes and a number of promotional items.
He said that the “drua” and traditional fishing items will be donated to the Yeosu Museum, which has just been opened and will feature each participating countries’ exhibit.
Fiji had donated the “drua” used in Shanghai Expo to the Shanghai Museum.
In addition, the recently opened Mission in Seoul also requested for exhibit items to be transferred to Seoul for display in the Mission office.
The Attorney – General said that promotional products and lighter handicraft material will be transferred to the Fiji Mission in Korea, where the display items will be housed in the office premises and promoted to the visitors to the Embassy and potential investors.