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French Embassy Welcomes Giraldeau

French Ambassador to Fiji, Michel Djokovic, officially welcomed the new French honorary consul, Claire Giraldeau, last Friday. Ms Giraldeau will be the first French consul based in the Western Division.
24 May 2015 09:53
French Embassy Welcomes Giraldeau
From left :French Embassy vice consul David Hoquet, French honorary consul Claire Giraldeau and French Ambassador to Fiji Michel Djokovic, at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Nadi. Photo: Salote Qalubau

French Ambassador to Fiji, Michel Djokovic, officially welcomed the new French honorary consul, Claire Giraldeau, last Friday. Ms Giraldeau will be the first French consul based in the Western Division.

During a reception cocktail at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa in Nadi, Ambassador Djokovic said Ms Giraldeau was the perfect person for the post and credited the  establishment of the first French Embassy West consul to Fiji’s return to democracy.

“We are very happy with the recent developments in our bilateral relations and it’s of course on a political level and also in different sectors like tourism,” Mr Djokovic said.

He said there was a noticeable increase in the number of French tourists travelling from New Caledonia which meant the demand for a consultation service specifically for non-English speaking French visitors was reasonably high.

“I hope there can be more exchanges in many different spheres in tourism and cultural exchange programmes specifically in high technical colleges in New Caledonia,” he said.

The new French Embassy West consul, Ms Giraldeau, said she was grateful to be given an official title that would suit her passion to help French people in Fiji.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity; it’s also making history for people in Fiji and I hope that the tourism industry in Fiji will wake up to the potential of French tourists,” Ms Giraldeau said.

“I hope to build a better relationship between French visitors and the tourism sector,” she said.

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