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Bilateral Talks: Australian Defence Minister Arrives

Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne arrived into the country last night  and was met by Ratu Inoke Kubuabola before being accorded an iTaukei traditional welcoming ceremony. Minister for
02 Nov 2017 11:00
Bilateral Talks: Australian Defence Minister Arrives
Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne with her Fijian counterpart, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola on November 1, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne arrived into the country last night  and was met by Ratu Inoke Kubuabola before being accorded an iTaukei traditional welcoming ceremony.

Minister for Defence, Ratu Inoke said he would be having bilateral talks with Senator Payne this morning at the Sheraton Fiji Resort.

“We will then proceed to the Black Rock Camp at Votualevu where she will inspect the facilities,” Ratu Inoke said.

“The visit to Black Rock would  include discussions on  Australia’s assistance regarding the Votualevu camp,” he said.

Meanwhile, the bilateral talks would focus on defence issues between the two countries.

Senator Payne returns to Australia after the Black Rock camp tour.

Edited Karalaini Waqanidrola

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