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Fiji, Pacific Commit To Preserve Cultural Heritage

Fiji, Pacific Commit To Preserve Cultural Heritage
President Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote meets the Head of Delegation from New Zealand, Karen Adair after the official opening of the 4th Pacific Ministers for Culture Meeting at Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on 15 May 2018 . PHOTO: ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA
May 16
12:26 2018

Fiji and its Pacific brothers and sisters stand proud and com­mitted to preserve and protect cultural heritage, says President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote

He made the statement in Nadi last night while opening the 4th meeting for Pacific Ministers for Culture at the Tanoa International Hotel.

The four-day meeting will be chaired by Mapuana De Silva from Hawaii.

“Our Government and the people will continue to contribute towards the Pacific agenda, which is our common Pacific culture which is the platform linking our pasts, presents and future interactions,” the Presi­dent said.

“Fiji’s rich culture heritage ranges from language, food, festivals and rituals. Our arts and traditions as well hold unique values for both present and future generations of our people. This heritage must be safeguarded and promoted through many platforms as possible.”

Deputy Director General Pacific Community, Audrey Aumua, while welcoming the delegates also ac­knowledged the Fijian Government for hosting a significant meeting for the region.

“Culture in this region is often evi­dent by the gatherings by which we get to see each other at, but more importantly the work of culture at the national level and regional level is very much manifested in the com­mitment and dialogue that each del­egate represents,” she said.

“Your participation at this meeting is also a significant indication of the commitment of this very important sector.” Edited by Naisa Koroi


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