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Fiji Expands Diplomatic Footprint

Fiji will soon be providing counsellor services to Mauritius and Bhutan through its High Commission in New Delhi. Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan, said this would further boost
16 Nov 2014 10:17
Fiji Expands Diplomatic Footprint

Fiji will soon be providing counsellor services to Mauritius and Bhutan through its High Commission in New Delhi.

Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan, said this would further boost Fiji’s presence in these countries.

Mr Karan and his team provides counsellor services to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and Maldives already.

Talks are in progress for Mr Karan to also provide counsellor services to Bhutan and Mauritius which will further mark Fiji’s presence in these two countries.

Mr Karan said countries such as Mauritius have much to offer.

Fiji is already exploring the Mauritian model of fuel importation and this may be implemented in Fiji soon.

This will see the Government buying fuel in bulk and selling this to companies retailing it. This will allow it to bargain for a much cheaper fuel price.

Meanwhile, Fiji is fast being recognised as a top destination for shooting Bollywood movies.

Mr Karan has had a series of meetings with some top movie production houses in Bollywood to further market Fiji.

He said the tax incentives Fiji offers to movie production teams is one of the best in the world.

“When Shah Rukh Khan’s movie Don was shot in Germany, tourist numbers from India to Berlin went up by 25 per cent. This is something we can have for Fiji as well.

“We have had meetings with some of the top production houses and in the coming months we will see some major shootings taking place in the country.”

Through its New Delhi mission Fiji is also working to make its presence known in other countries.

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