US says Fiji doesn’t need to attend climate summit

The United States Embassy says there is no need for Fiji to be present at a Climate Summit organized by President Joe Biden.

The summit later this month will be attended by 40 world leaders however, Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has not been invited.

Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier wanted clarification on why Bainimarama had not been invited.

US Embassy Chargé d’affaires, Tony Greubel says however that there is no need to involve Fiji as the meeting is for developed nations who are major contributors to climate change.

He adds Fiji is being represented indirectly by Barbuda and Antigua, the Chair of the Small Island States.