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Fiji, Thailand Sign Agreement On Technical Co-operation

Fiji and Thailand’s new agreement on technical co-operation will boost socio-economic development between the two countries. The agreement was signed after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met Thai Deputy Prime Minister
02 Sep 2015 12:00
Fiji, Thailand Sign Agreement  On Technical Co-operation
Front row (from left): Loraini Tevi, Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva, President of Nauru Baron Waqa, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Thailand, General Thanasak Patimapragorn, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, and President of the Republic of the Kiribati Anote Tong with some of the other delegates during the opening of the Pacific Islands Development Forum Leaders Summit at the Great Council of Chiefs complex yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Fiji and Thailand’s new agreement on technical co-operation will boost socio-economic development between the two countries.

The agreement was signed after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister General Thanasak Patimapragorn, yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama hosted the Thai Deputy Prime Minister at his office.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) sets the framework for future technical cooperation in a range of areas, including the exchange of experts, the provision of training programmes and future collaboration between the two countries on social and economic development.

The agreement clearly demonstrated the commitment of Fiji and Thailand to take their relationship to another level, said Mr Bainimarama.

“We have made a great deal of progress so far in developing our bilateral ties and I am grateful to the Deputy Prime Minister for building on the success of my own visit to Thailand in May. The MOU establishes a solid platform for both countries to extend our cooperation into other areas of mutual interest,” he said.

“On behalf the Fijian Government and the Fijian people, I want to express our deep appreciation for the generous support that the Thai Government is providing to Fiji and we look forward to strengthening our relationship in the months and years ahead”.

The General is in Fiji as chief guest at the Summit of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), which formally got underway in Suva yesterday after a traditional welcome ceremony for Mr Patimapragorn and the other delegates.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu said that Fiji would gain a lot from Thailand’s agriculture sector.

He said that his ministry would make good use of Thailand’s expertise and would send some of his staff to Thailand for further training.

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