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Fiji Will Continue Tongan Assistance

Fiji will continue to provide Tonga with economic, social and political support. Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met with Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela “Akilisi” Pohiva last week. Also discussed
02 Feb 2015 11:46
Fiji Will Continue Tongan Assistance
Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (left), with Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela “Akilisi” Pohiva.

Fiji will continue to provide Tonga with economic, social and political support.

Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met with Tongan Prime Minister Samiuela “Akilisi” Pohiva last week.

Also discussed during the meeting was Fiji’s position on Pacific Islands Forum. Fiji has called for a change in the structural organisation of the regional body.

In a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office, Ratu Inoke said the visit was an expression of “years of sound friendly relations between the two countries”.

Further meetings will take place to hold discussions regarding PIF and Fiji-Tonga strengthening of bilateral relations forward.

Ratu Inoke shared concerns and the need to reconfigure the Pacific Regional Architecture and Fiji’s position on PIF.

The release stated that Mr Pohiva indicated Tonga had just concluded its democratic elections and with his relatively recent appointment as the Prime Minister , he was committed to transforming not just local issues for the people of Tonga, but also on transformation of regional issues of the South Pacific.

It further stated that Mr Pohiva indicated he would like to visit Fiji shortly for advance discussions on this further.

Ratu Inoke said that Fiji would be pleased to facilitate ongoing discussions on the bilateral relations and its position on PIF to develop a meaningful agenda.

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