Fiji to Work Closely with Indonesia in Election Management

Chairman of Indonesian Election Commission, Mr Husni Kamil Manik with Fiji Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at the signing of the MoU.
Indonesian Election Commission Chief, Husni Kamil Manik (L)  with Fiji Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at the signing of the MoU.

Suva, 23 Jumadil Akhir 1437/02 March 2016 (MINA) – The Fijian Elections Office will work closely with the General Elections Commissions of Indonesia which will see enhanced electoral services amongst other things following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, Fiji Sun Online reported.

“This MoU commits us to work corroboratively in strengthening our institutional capacity through the exchange of information and experiences, identifying opportunities for participation in human resources exchange programmes and other activities in the field of election management,” he said.

Mr Saneem said following the successful completion of the 2014 General Election, the Fijian Elections Office has been actively sourcing and securing partnership with networks, regional and international organisations and most importantly election management bodies.

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“The General Elections Commission of the Republic of Indonesia has a reputable history of running elections since 1955 with a massive voter population of 190 million voters.

“We most certainly look forward to knowledge exchange initiatives and election study programmes,” he said.

Mr Saneem said through this partnership, the Elections Office will be able to bring opportunities into the region to enhance the electoral services that it is mandated to offer to its voters.

“I am very excited that today will also mark the signing of this MoU with the General Elections Commission of the Republic of Indonesia,” he said.

Mr Saneem thanked the delegates from Indonesia for coming to Fiji for the signing of MoU.

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“I look forward to the fruits of this partnership in future and assure you of our strong commitment and appreciation for the same,” he said.  (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)