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Daunivalu Presents Credentials To Aust Governor General

Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia Luke Daunivalu, yesterday presented his cre­dentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d). In conveying the greetings and well wishes of
06 Sep 2018 11:00
Daunivalu Presents Credentials To Aust Governor General
Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia Luke Daunivalu presenting his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d). Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia Luke Daunivalu, yesterday presented his cre­dentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d).

In conveying the greetings and well wishes of the President Ma­jor-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, Mr Daunivalu also informed the Governor General that it was an honour for him to represent the Government and people of Fiji in Australia and looked forward to working closely with the Austral­ian Government.

With a focus on strengthening po­litical, economic and social ties be­tween Fiji and Australia, a key part of the new High Commissioner’s work will be engaging with the Aus­tralian private sector representa­tives, investors, academia, Civil So­ciety Organisations and the 100,000 strong Fijian diaspora community in Australia.

Mr Daunivalu brings with him to the role more than 20 years of expe­rience working in the national and international arena.

As Chief Negotiator for Fiji’s COP23 Presidency, he continues to take charge of the climate advoca­cy work under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainima­rama hands over the COP23 Presi­dency to Poland in December this year when COP24 begins in the city of Katowice.

Mr Daunivalu’s appointment as Fiji’s High Commissioner is for the term of three years.

He takes over from High Commis­sioner Yogesh Punja, who is now based in New Delhi as Fiji’s High Commissioner to India.

Mr Daunivalu was accompanied to the Presentation of Credentials Ceremony by his spouse Mrs Patri­cia Daunivalu, Consular-General and Trade Commissioner, Zarak Khan and the diplomatic staff from the Fiji High Commission in Can­berra.

DEPTFO News

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