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Visa On Arrival In India

A visa on arrival scheme has been announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Fijians. This will mean Fijians wanting to visit India do not have to apply for
20 Nov 2014 12:11
Visa On Arrival In India
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A visa on arrival scheme has been announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Fijians.

This will mean Fijians wanting to visit India do not have to apply for visa before they leave Fiji. They get their visa after they land in India.

Fiji and India have also agreed to consult more closely on international issues of mutual interest, including international trade, climate change, United Nations peacekeeping and UN reforms.

Mr Modi outlined the initiatives yesterday following the signing of three memorandums of understanding between Fiji and India.

“Fiji could serve as a hub for stronger Indian engagement with Pacific Islands,” he said.

Mr Modi has also announced USD5million to promote small businesses and village enterprises in Fiji.

A line of credit of US$70 million for a co-generation power plant in Fiji has also been announced.

And, India will double the scholarships and training slots in India for Fiji.

The two countries will expand defence and security cooperation, including assistance in defence training and capacity building.

“I feel really privileged to have the opportunity to visit Fiji. I am delighted that this moment has come so early in my tenure. It is also soon after a successful parliamentary election in Fiji,” Mr Modi said.

“I regard Fiji as an important partner for India. We have deep and enduring ties of history and culture. Fiji is an influential voice in the Pacific Region and the developing world, and our partner in multilateral institutions.

“We face many common global challenges. We have shared interests in peace and cooperation in our inter-linked ocean regions.

“Our bilateral relations and international partnership has been strong. But, we are also aware that the relationship has at times been adrift; and that our cooperation should be much stronger than it is. So, I see this visit as an opportunity to renew an old relationship and lay the foundation for a strong partnership in the future.”

Mr Modi also complimented Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for seeking to build an inclusive nation, which “guarantees rights, and provides a life of opportunity and dignity to all its citizens”.

“We agreed to identify opportunities to expand our trade and investments and work out a concrete roadmap.”

-Visa on arrival for Fijians going to India
-Fiji and India have also agreed to consult more closely on international issues such as international trade, climate change, United Nations peacekeeping and UN reforms.
-USD5million to promote small businesses and village enterprises in Fiji.
– A line of credit of USD 70 million for a co-generation power plant in Fiji has also been announced.
– India will double the scholarships and training slots in India for Fiji.

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