Fiji and New Zealand sign maritime cooperation deal
The agreement allows the two countries to collaborate in sharing technical expertise and knowledge with the aim of enhancing the maritime industry.
Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure, Paul Bayly and acting chief executive officer MSAF, John Tunidau both were part of the signing ceremony and said in a joint statement that the agreement marked a positive development towards improving maritime co-operation between the two countries.
“The agreement would further strengthen and deepen the relationship between the two countries and the region as far as maritime industry is concerned.
“The agreement will also benefit our local seafarers and maritime industry to be up to par with international standards,” the statement said.
This new agreement adds to the existing agreement of recognition of certificates of competencies for seafarers between the two countries which allows seafarers to trade skills of seamanship in any organisation based in both Fiji and New Zealand. ■