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Meeting To Bolster Fiji- Queensland Trade Exchange

Meeting To Bolster Fiji- Queensland Trade Exchange
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtiss Pitt (left) at the Fiji-Queensland Trade and Investment Symposium in Brisbane on July 20,2017. DEPTFO
July 21
15:18 2017

The Fijian Government continues to expand its footprints in one of Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic states – Queensland.

Yesterday Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the Fiji-Queensland Trade and Investment Symposium in Brisbane.

He said the move is among Government’s top priorities in terms of trade expansion with the rest of the world.

The objective of the symposium is to highlight untapped potential that exists in the Fiji-Queensland relationship.

Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtiss Pitt attended the event.

Queensland generates more export income than any other Australian state.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with delegates at the Fiji-Queensland Trade and Investment Symposium in Brisbane on July 20,2017. DEPTFO

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with delegates at the Fiji-Queensland Trade and Investment Symposium in Brisbane on July 20,2017. DEPTFO

Because of this, the Fijian Government places the highest importance on forging a closer engagement through the strengthening of trade and investment ties.

Those attending the symposium were given the opportunity to discuss areas where the two countries can work together and provide tailor-made investment solutions to benefit both economies.

“We see particular opportunities in the areas of ICT, mining and agriculture, along with other productive sectors of our respective economies,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“So I have brought with me a high-level team of Fijian ministers, permanent secretaries and other senior officials – plus the head of Investment Fiji – to help showcase what we have to offer.”

Mr Bainimarama said the time to invest in Fiji and expand its trade has never been better.

“We understand how a modern economy works, which is why we have had eight successive years of solid economic growth in spite of the natural disasters that have beset us.

“And part of that success is because we understand the importance of policies that are pro-business.”

Mr Bainimarama emphasised the importance of Government and the private sector working together as close partners in national development.

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