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Fiji, Russia celebrate ties

Russia and Fiji’s diplomatic relations can be escalated to greater heights, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Amena Yauvoli. Mr Yauvoli was speaking at the 40th anniversary celebrations of
01 Aug 2014 07:43

Russia and Fiji’s diplomatic relations can be escalated to greater heights, says Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Amena Yauvoli.
Mr Yauvoli was speaking at the 40th anniversary celebrations of the two countries’ diplomatic relations in Suva on Wednesday night and said there was a lot the two countries could offer each other.
“While we have not fully explored the trade and investment opportunities between our two countries, I am confident that the deepening relationship that we now enjoy shall pave the way for our respective private sectors to explore this potential,” he said.
Mr Yauvoli said there were some unique and niche products that Fiji could offer to the Russians.
Though small, Fiji is a modern nation state with generous government incentives, a vibrant banking sector that is linked to the international banking system, a learned workforce and excellent transport links by sea and air.
The introduction of the Russian language classes at the Fiji National University in Suva is a testament to that interest of bridging the two cultures.
The reception hosted by Russia’s Non-Resident Ambassador Vladimir Morozov was attended by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, Fiji’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Russia Isikeli Mataitoga and members of the diplomatic corps.
A similar celebration was held in Moscow last month hosted by Ratu Inoke.
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