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PM Invites Turnbull to Visit Fiji

PM Invites Turnbull to Visit Fiji
Earlier this week ...Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with Russian counterpart the Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photo: DEPTFO News
September 23
09:16 2016

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has invited his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, to visit Fiji.

Mr Bainimarama has also invited Mr Turnbull to the Fiji Independence Day celebration in Sydney, Australia, next month.

“I will be the chief guest at the celebration,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Mr Bainimarama made the invitation at an “excellent meeting” he had with Mr Turnbull on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

At the meeting, he said they talked about the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)

PACER Plus is an agreement that aims to create jobs, raise standards of living and encourage sustainable economic development in the Pacific region.

He thanked Mr Turnbull and the Australian Government, especially the military, for coming to Fiji’s assistance after Tropical Cyclone Winston and also the Adopt the School initiative programme.

Radio New Zealand reported yesterday that the Australian Government’s Access to Quality Education Programme had sent out requests for tenders for the design, repair and reconstruction of 85 school buildings in the Western Division.

“Five of the 85 new schools will be pilots of a scheme to address the needs of students with disabilities,” the report said.



Edited by Maraia Vula


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