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China Vice Minister hosts Ratu Inoke

By Maika Bolatiki Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, was hosted by the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cuin Tiankai in the People’s Republic of China
03 Oct 2012 12:59

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (left) with the Chinese Vice Minister Cui Tiankai after the bilateral meeting in Beijing yesterday. Photo: Courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

By Maika Bolatiki

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, was hosted by the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cuin Tiankai in the People’s Republic of China yesterday.
Ratu Inoke is transiting through Beijing, China, on his way to North Korea.
The lunch also provided an opportunity to discuss bilateral issues concerning the two countries.
During the meeting, Ratu Inoke thanked the Government of China for its valuable support towards Fiji’s successful bid to chair the G77 and China in 2013.  At the same time, he expressed Fiji’s desire to work together with China in 2013 under its chairmanship to ensure that the goals and aspirations of the Group are effectively achieved.
“We appreciate China’s position on South-South Cooperation and its decision to provide funding to Fiji through bilateral mechanism and not through the Pacific Islands Forum’s Cairns Compact.  This funding option is more effective and really addresses the real needs of the people,”  Ratu Inoke said.
Mr. Tiankai said that the relations between the two countries over the years had grown from strength to strength which was indicative of the strong desire by the two Governments to work together and further advance issues of mutual interests to the two countries with full respect for equality, sovereignty and territorial integrity.   He further reiterated China’s support towards Fiji’s Roadmap and the reform agenda of the Fijian Government.
Ratu Inoke left for Pyongyang yesterday for a two-day visit as guest of the DPRK Minister for Foreign Affairs.




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