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Malaysia To Upscale Support To Fiji

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama thanked his Malaysian counterpart and its people of the occasion.
18 Sep 2020 07:46
Malaysia To Upscale Support To Fiji
From left: High Commissioner of Malaysia Ilham Tuah Illias, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and former politician, business executive and retired military officer Manu Korovulavula on Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day and 57th Malaysia Day celebration at the Malaysia House in Tamavua. Mr Korovulavula was amongst Fijian soldiers who helped fight Communist insurgents in the Malayan jungles in the 1950s. Photo: DEPTFO News

As Fiji prepares for its 50th Independence anniversary, Malaysia looks forward to upscaling its support to Fiji in development aspirations towards development here and in the region.

The High Commissioner of Malaysia to Fiji, Ilham Tuah Illias, reiterated this commitment on the occasion of his country’s 63rd Independence Day and 57th Malaysia Day.

He also commended Government for its inclusive partnership with Malaysia, which has seen the relations of the two countries reaching greater heights.

High Commissioner Ilham Tuah said that Malaysia would work with the region to forge stronger co-operation to cope with the challenges brought by COVID-19 and climate change.

High Commissioner of Malaysia Ilham Tuah Illias, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and other guests during Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day and 57th Malaysia Day celebration at the Malaysia House in Tamavua. Photo: DEPTFO News

High Commissioner of Malaysia Ilham Tuah Illias, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Speaker of Parliament Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and other guests during Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day and 57th Malaysia Day celebration at the Malaysia House in Tamavua. Photo: DEPTFO News

“I wish to congratulate Fiji and especially the Honourable Prime Minister and the Fiji team for the swift actions taken to combat the pandemic in the country which has saved lives and we are able to live and work peacefully without fear of COVID-19 in this country,” he said.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama thanked his Malaysian counterpart and its people of the occasion.

The event was attended by Mr Bainimarama as well as President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and regional, bilateral and multilateral development partners.

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