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Fijian Mission Congratulated For Rapidly Setting Up Strong African Presence

Fiji’s diplomatic mission in Ethiopia has been commended for rapidly establishing a strong presence just five months after it was established in Addis Ababa. The President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji
02 Nov 2016 12:00
Fijian Mission Congratulated For Rapidly Setting Up Strong African Presence
The President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote and First Lady Sarote Konrote (with baby) at reception with the Fijian Community in Ethopia. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s diplomatic mission in Ethiopia has been commended for rapidly establishing a strong presence just five months after it was established in Addis Ababa.

The President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote visited the Fiji chancery yesterday, where he was briefed by the staff on the role and responsibility of Fiji’s newest mission on the African continent. He commended the staff for quickly securing a chancery in Ethiopia’s capital and for ensuring that the mission is operating adequately.

Fiji’s Ambassador in Ethiopia Mosese Tikoitoga briefed the President on the role of the mission as it works to strengthen relations between Ethiopia and Fiji, as well as with the 12 other nations that the Embassy is accredited to.

Ambassador Tikoitoga briefed the President on the socio economic and political developments taking place in Ethiopia as well as potential areas that could boost relations between the two countries.

This includes developing relations in the areas of agriculture and industries.

In commending the mission staff, the President also congratulated them for establishing strong working relations with the people and  the Government of Ethiopia.

“I wish you well as you work to build relations and at the same time promote Fiji here in Ethiopia and in those countries that you are accredited to”, the President said.

Hundred and thirty six diplomatic missions are based in Ethiopia. The headquarters for the African Union is also based in Ethiopia.

Fiji is the only South Pacific island nation that has a diplomatic mission in Ethiopia.

The President also met the Fijian community living, working and studying in Ethiopia at a welcome reception.

Mr Konrote is also visiting Fijian peacekeepers in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF). En route he is visiting different Fijian diplomatic missions before he returns to Fiji.

Source: DEPTFO News

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