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We stay true: Ratu Inoke

By MAIKA BOLATIKI Fiji has endured criticism and a degree of isolation at the hands of some of our previously traditional allies but is deciding its own future. This was
30 Sep 2012 08:56

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

Fiji has endured criticism and a degree of isolation at the hands of some of our previously traditional allies but is deciding its own future.
This was the message delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation at the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York and was heard by the heads of governments attending.
Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said Fiji had stuck to its roadmap to democracy throughout this process.
“We have stayed true to the principle that we in Fiji must determine our own destiny, one that is inclusive and fair to all citizens,” Ratu Inoke said.
He said the Fijian Government was taking the necessary time to get it right.
“While the nation been bombarded with criticisms and had endured criticism and a degree of isolation at the hands of some of our traditional friends among the world’s democracies, Fiji had continued its own way to democracy.”
According to Ratu Inoke these countries have begun to recognise that we were serious about building a sustainable democracy, one that is racially blind, that offers equal opportunity, and that protects all citizens from the tyranny of the majority.
“We need the support of the world’s democracies, and we invite them to work with us in our quest to establish the kind of democratic system that they enjoy.”
After 40 years of strife and instability, he said the work of true and sustainable democracy is just beginning and Fiji is asking the international community’s support.
“We have examined and redefined our worldview – to forge productive, friendly relationships with all nations of good will.”
Fiji opened three new embassies in 2011 – in Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa and had expanded diplomatic presence this year by opening Embassies in the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
Ratu Inoke said Fiji wanted to learn more, to exchange more, to develop more, to trade more, and certainly to contribute more through active and robust engagement with other nations.




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