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New Partners Help, Says Ratu Inoke

The release of our Fijian peacekeepers last year from the Al Nusra rebels in the Golan Heights was possible through our new diplomatic relationships. This was stressed by Minister for
21 May 2015 11:01
New Partners Help, Says Ratu Inoke
Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mereseini Vuniwaqa (left), with Opposition member Biman Prasad outside Parliament yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

The release of our Fijian peacekeepers last year from the Al Nusra rebels in the Golan Heights was possible through our new diplomatic relationships.

This was stressed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Parliament yesterday.

Ratu Inoke was responding to an oral question raised by Government MP Ruveni Nadalo on the impact bilateral engagements has with Fiji.

He said: “In 2011 we formalised diplomatic relations with Qatar – it was Qatar that was responsible for the release of our soldiers.

“There were no conditions, no payment of ransom money. It was just done by good will by the government of Qatar.”

Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said that the Government recognises the sovereignty of this country.

He further stated that the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was also interested in visiting Fiji later this year.

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