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Robin Nair Resigns

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Robin Nair resigned from his position yesterday. Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday, the career diplomat said: “I came here to fix a few
08 Apr 2017 11:00
Robin Nair Resigns
Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Robin Nair with Yogesh Karan

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Robin Nair resigned from his position yesterday.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday, the career diplomat said: “I came here to fix a few things and now things are looking much better. Just want to relax and enjoy my time a little bit.”

Mr Nair says he will pursue his passion in writing now.

“I will write a lot more with the freedom I have now and smell the roses too. I love this country and worked  very hard, sometimes seven days a week and now there are others who can carry that work forward,” he said.

Mr Nair’s duties will be assumed with immediate effect in an acting capacity by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan.

This was confirmed by Public Service Commission chairman Vishnu Mohan in a statement released to media yesterday.

Mr Nair was a career diplomat and had spent twenty years working for the Australian Foreign Services.

“After working 20 years for the Australian Foreign Services, I thought it was best to take that knowledge back home.” He returned to Fiji in 2008.

He was also the Fijian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, where he played an instrumental role in securing the release of our 45 peacekeepers who had been held by the Al-Nusra group.

For this, he was recently awarded the Order of Fiji medal.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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