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Ratu Inoke Welcomes New PNG High Commissioner

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, yesterday received Papua New Guinea’s new High Commissioner to Fiji, Lucy Blanche-Lee Badina Bogari. Ms Bogari thanked Ratu Inoke for the warm
13 May 2016 08:25
Ratu Inoke Welcomes New PNG High Commissioner
The new Papua New Guinea envoy to Fiji Her Excellency Lucy Blanche-Lee Badina Bogari inspecting the guard of honor at State House today.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, yesterday received Papua New Guinea’s new High Commissioner to Fiji, Lucy Blanche-Lee Badina Bogari.

Ms Bogari thanked Ratu Inoke for the warm Fijian welcome she received and said she looked forward to her assignment in Fiji.

She expressed her sympathy and condolences for victims of Cyclone Winston, and said the PNG government was committed to realising its pledges of support for rehabilitation efforts.

She said the Fiji–PNG relationship was ‘symbiotic’ and both countries could always learn from each other.

Ratu Inoke said Fiji looked up to PNG as a country that had always stood by Fiji’s side in difficult circumstances.

Meanwhile, Ms Bogari presented her credentials to the President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote, yesterday as the new PNG envoy to Fiji.

The ceremony was preceded by a 25-member guard of honour by members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces that was accorded to the new envoy.

Ms Bogari is one of Papua New Guinea’s most experienced foreign service officers and diplomats. Previous postings include High Commissioner to New Zealand.

Ms Bogari will be based in Suva.



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