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UK donates books to Fiji Foreign Ministry

By Maika Bolatiki The British High Commission, on Thursday, donated a selection of reference books to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of
07 Oct 2012 08:32

By Maika Bolatiki

The British High Commission, on Thursday, donated a selection of reference books to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation.
Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Ms Saipopra Mataikabara received the donation.
She said that the donation would assist the ministry in their work on diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations
“The books and the reading materials that we are receiving today will greatly assist all of us in enhancing and enriching our knowledge and understanding of international relations and diplomacy, particularly in the 21st century where there are rapid changes, new emerging challenges and issues shaping the international relations landscape,” Ms Mataikabara said.
Acting British High Commissioner Martin Fidler said the High Commission was very pleased to be able to assist the ministry acquire these books and added that the books are also commonly used by British Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff.
Commenting on one of the books handed over, Satow’s Diplomatic Practice, Mr. Fidler said, “This is an indispensable guide for anyone working in or studying in the field of diplomacy and foreign affairs.”
The two sides also discussed cooperation in training and education in the UK for Fiji’s Foreign Affairs Ministry staff and other impending high level British Foreign Office Fiji visits.




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