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Fijian PM visits Australia on last leg of overseas tour

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is visiting Australia on the final stage of his current overseas tour, which has also taken him to London and the Middle East. He is meeting members of the Fijian community and receiving briefings from Fijian diplomatic and trade officials. The Prime Minister was accorded traditional ceremonies of welcome in Sydney and hosted at a dinner ... Read More »

Fijian PM meets Israeli foreign minister

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has had a meeting in Jerusalem with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as he continues his Middle East tour. The two agreed to strengthen existing bilateral ties in various areas and discussed new areas of co-operation between Israel and Fiji. The meeting came after the Prime Minister visited Fijian troops serving with the United Nations Disengagement ... Read More »

Fijian PM meets troops in Golan Heights

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met Fijian peacekeeping troops serving in the Golan, in the Middle East, under the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, more commonly known as UNDOF. At the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the men and women serving in the Golan and in other volatile parts of the world. He commended them for their sacrifice ... Read More »

Fijian PM encourages stronger ties with UK

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has conveyed Fiji’s desire to strengthen the bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Fiji, especially in light of the strong historical links between the two nations. He made the comment during a meeting in London with Hugo Swire, British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. During the meeting, the Prime Minister ... Read More »

Fijian PM visits High Commission in UK

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama was briefed today on the activities of the Fiji High Commission in the United Kingdom and their associated role in advancing Fiji’s interests in the region. The head of government was pleased to note that the high commission has been active with Fijian communities in the United Kingdom mainly comprising of those in the Armed Forces. ... Read More »

Fijian PM thanks Indian counterpart for visit

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 ... Read More »

Fiji, PNG not at loggerheads, says minister

Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato has played down suggestions of tension between his country and Fiji over regional leadership roles. It comes as Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama pushes for changes to regional architecture. The future make-up of the Pacific Islands Forum and other regional organisations is to be reviewed by Pacific leaders in Sydney next February. Mr ... Read More »

Backing a Fijian peacekeeping centre should be next step for Australia

By ANTHONY BERGIN & LISA SHARLAND  Julie Bishop recently became the first foreign minister to meet Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama since his landslide electionwin in September. A very positive outcome of Bishop’s visit was the commitment to resume defence relations — particularly after the leaders of India and China visited Suva last week and promised enhanced defence co-operation with ... Read More »

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