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Security Tightens At French Sites Here

We have been instructed to take precautionary measures: Ambassador Djokovic Tighter security will be enforced at the French Embassy offices in Fiji and the region from today. This follows the
16 Nov 2015 10:28
Security Tightens At French Sites Here
The national flag of France flying half mast at French Ambassador Michel Djokovic’s resident in Sukuna Road yesterday due to the Paris blast killing more than 200 people. pic…..RAMA

We have been instructed to take precautionary measures: Ambassador Djokovic

Tighter security will be enforced at the French Embassy offices in Fiji and the region from today.

This follows the recent terror attack in Paris, France last Saturday.

French Ambassador to Fiji Michel Djokovic confirmed that their offices included the French Embassy in Suva, the French Ambassador’s residence and the Alliance Francaise office in Suva and in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

“We have been instructed by the authorities in France to take precautionary measures here and with the assistance with the Fijian authorities, we will be taking a more vigilant and cautious approach,” Mr Djokovic said.

“All the access to the public French building, the Embassy, the residency and the Alliance Francaise will be tighter and screening more vigilant for the safety of the officials and members of these different institutions.”

Two-hundred and fifty French citizens are currently registered here on a voluntary basis.

Mr Djokovic is expected to meet with representatives of the French communities in Fiji this morning.

He said they would be opening a condolence book today and there was also a plan in place to conduct a condolence service at his residence tomorrow.

Mr Djokovic said they were touched and overwhelmed by the support shown by the Fijian Government during this very difficult time.

“We have been moved by the messages of condolence and strong condemnation by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and by the former President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

The French flag has also been flying at half-mast since Saturday as a sign of respect for those who lost their lives during the attack.

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