Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has expressed his appreciation on behalf of the Government and people of Fiji to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for his recent visit on November 19, 2014.
I am convinced that our bilateral and multilateral discussions found many opportunities of co-operation and development between Fiji India and the Pacific as our nations share fundamental values of individual freedom, rule of law, religious diversity and electoral democracy, PM Bainimarama said.
I look forward to working closely with you and your government in these areas of co-operation and hope that these are comprehended soon, he added.
During the visit, the two head of states, discussed on issues pertaining to climate change, strengthening of resource capabilities and the importance of developing small micro enterprises in Fiji.
Fiji and India signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) during the event, including the exchange of land for a new chancery building in New Delhi, diplomatic exchanges allowing Fijis diplomats to train at the Indian Governments Foreign Service Institute and project finance for an electricity co-generation plant funded through the Exim Bank of India.
The Fijian PM thanked his Indian counterpart for convening the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation in Fiji and inviting the Pacific Leaders to Fiji.
PM Bainimarama said the address given by Shri Modi to the Fijian parliament added dimension to democracy, economic development, innovation and prosperity to the Pacific region.
Fiji and India share 135 years of historical relations with formal diplomatic relations established in 1970.