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New Chapter For Fiji – India Relations

Yesterday marked a new chapter in the strengthening of relationship between Fiji and India. As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, yesterday was the mark of a new dawn for
20 Nov 2014 11:03
New Chapter For Fiji – India Relations

Yesterday marked a new chapter in the strengthening of relationship between Fiji and India.

As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, yesterday was the mark of a new dawn for both countries- one with a stronger bond.

Mr Modi arrived into the country for a one-day head of state visit.

Speaking at Albert Park to thousands who turned up, Mr Modi acknowledged the role Fiji had been playing in the Pacific.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said India was one of the new emerging powers of the world.

“New powers are emerging, India among them and small countries that were once isolated – like Fiji – find that we can play an important role in the world.

“Fiji is most directly concerned with events in our region and the welfare of our neighbours, with whom we co-operate closely.

“Leaders from our region are with us this morning, and I am confident that your conversations with them later today will be enlightening and productive for all sides.”

Mr Bainimarama said Fiji had much to learn from India.

“And I am equally sure that Fiji has much to offer. Fiji is proud to have been a part of India’s space programme by assisting with the monitoring of your historic Mars Orbiter Mission last year.

“That was a very proud moment for both countries, but it was not an isolated event. Our nations are bound together by deep people-to-people relationships. Our businesses, our universities and our learned professions are all very connected.”

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