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PM to World: We Will Rebuild, With Your Help

We look to the world to assist Fiji to fully get back on its feet, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He said this at the UN Flash Appeal launch which
05 Mar 2016 13:46
PM to World: We Will Rebuild, With Your Help
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama

We look to the world to assist Fiji to fully get back on its feet, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. He said this at the UN Flash Appeal launch which aimed to raise funds to cater for immediate needs of Fijians affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Mr Bainimarama thanked international partners for all assistance that has come Fiji’s way. He made special mention of the assistance that has come from the Governments of Australia, New Zealand, India and France.

“It is an extraordinary effort and we will never forget the way you have come to us in our hour of need.

“Hands outstretched, to give Fiji the leg-up we so desperately need.

“I’m humbled like every Fijian to know that we have so many friends in the world. Small nations like our very generous Pacific neighbours. The leaders of large nations, such as my friend, the Indian Prime Minister, who have extended a helping hand.”

Mr Bainimarama has also urged tourists to continue to visit Fiji.

“As well as the money you are sending, we also want you to come to Fiji to be with us. Because most of our resorts are still open and because of the Fijian spirit, Fiji is still where happiness finds you. And perhaps, now, more than ever before.

“Because we have shown the world the quality of our island life. The resilience of our people. Stronger than Winston. Tougher than ever”.

He also thanked Fijians here and overseas for coming to the aid of affected Fijians.

“There are the ordinary workers or farmers who have donated all they can. The children who have come forward with their pocket money.

“There are the businesses – big and small – who have given new meaning to the concept of being a good corporate citizen. There are the individuals and groups who got together as much as they could in the way of supplies and drove to the affected areas.”

 

 

Edited by Maraia Vula

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