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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 »

PNG welcomes Fiji back to Forum

Papua New Guinea has welcomed Fiji’s return to the Pacific Islands Forum. Fiji was suspended from the Forum in 2009. However, the suspension was lifted following successful return to democracy this year. PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill welcomed Fiji back to the Forum family while addressing local media following his meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. He said with ... Read More »

Indian media talk up Modi visit as China’s Xi arrives

By ANA VURU Indian media have talked up a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a success, just a day after a whirlwind 15-hour visit to Suva where he held bilateral talks and signed MOUs with his Fijian and Pacific counterparts. This comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Nadi today for a three-day meeting, where he will ... Read More »

No racial overtone in Modi boycott, says Ro Teimumu

SODELPA MPs write letter to Indian PM By ANA VURU Fijian Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has denied there were racial overtones behind a decision by 15 MPs from her Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) to boycott a speech delivered by visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a special Parliament sitting yesterday. Ro Teimumu made the comment during an ... Read More »

High-powered visits good for Fiji

By ANA VURU Visits by two powerful foreign leaders this week are a boost to Fiji’s international standing, say two Fijian diplomats. The comments by Fijian Ambassador to the United States, Winston Thompson, and Ambassador to Indonesia Ratu Tui Cavuilati come as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended a 15-hour visit to Suva and the Fijian Government prepares to host ... Read More »

‘Bula from Fiji’: PM Modi goes on Instagram

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third Instagram photo was a scenic view of the Pacific from Suva, where he landed early today. “Bula from Fiji! On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, among wonderful people,” said the accompanying message. The Fijian term Bula, pronounced “boo-lah”, literally means “life”, but it has a variety of meanings. When used as a greeting, ... Read More »

Indian PM meets Pacific leaders in Fiji

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a one-day trip to Fiji, has ended discussions with Pacific leaders at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel. However, since the media was not allowed to attend and there was no statement from the Fijian or Indian governments on the meeting, it is understood that a series of bilaterial discussions took place Countries ... Read More »

Indian PM addresses Fijian Parliament after meeting Fijian counterpart

By ANA VURU Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a one-day visit to Fiji, has made a historic address to the Fijian Parliament – becoming the first international to do so after elections here in September. He later went on social media platform Twitter to say how honoured he was to do so. During his address, which was boycotted by ... Read More »

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