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Fiji Possible Gateway Through RMI

The relationship between Fiji and the Republic of Marshall Island (RMI) is likely to prosper as talks are underway for Fiji to be the gateway from the North to the
17 Jun 2015 10:00
Fiji Possible Gateway Through RMI
Former Investment CEO and RMI CEO Ravuni Uluilakeba in Suva this week with RMI Trade delegates. Photo: STELLA MORESIO

The relationship between Fiji and the Republic of Marshall Island (RMI) is likely to prosper as talks are underway for Fiji to be the gateway from the North to the South Pacific as far as trade and investments are concerned.

Former Chief Executive for Investment Fiji Ravuni Uluilakeba who led the RMI delegates during the Suva Chamber of Commerce and Industry yesterday said Fiji has a lot of investment opportunities in the Marshall Islands as they have attractions that are good for businesses.

“We can basically import 100% of fruits and vegetables since the fruits are expensive the other side so that is the opportunity that we have. So when we look at commodities not only in the ocean but also in agriculture.” he said.

He added the manufacturing plant here in Fiji and products like Pure Fiji, Punjas and FMF are the products that can be entertained in Marshall Islands.

Meanwhile Charge d’ Affaires from the RMI Embassy; Albon Ishoda said Fiji has a number of industries that are already developed which has access to markets that the Marshall Islands can learn from.

“We hope that some of these businesses invest in the Marshall Islands because we are the gateway to the North Pacific market and we have what we call the Micronesian trade community with both FSM and Palau,” he said.

Mr Uluilakeba said they are working closely with the shipping industry and the airline and waiting for the moment when Fiji Airways and government will open the door to move over to Marshall Islands.

Feedback: stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj


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