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China Gives $9.5M For Peacekeeping, Disaster Relief

China Gives $9.5M For Peacekeeping, Disaster Relief
Minister for Defence and National Security Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (right), with Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo. Photo: DEPTFO News
September 13
10:00 2018

Fiji’s peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts saw a capital infusion of nearly $10 million in aid from China on Tuesday.

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, the Minister for Defence and National Security, signed an agreement to receive military aid valued at 30 million RMB yuan (FJD $9.5 million) from the Chinese government, marking a significant increase from the 20 million RMB yuan (FJD $6.3 million) that was previously pledged in Suva last year.

The aid will be used by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to procure equipment that will bolster the country’s ability to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies, in addition to facilitating vital training and preparation for Fijian Peacekeepers’ overseas missions.

Thanks to proper training and a culture of commitment, Fiji has earned an outsized and globally-praised role in the United Nations peacekeeping –– a reputation that will be supported by this aid for years to come.

 

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