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US Admiral Backs Our Democracy, Election

Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Admiral Phil Davidson, has expressed America’s support for our democracy and its upcoming elections. Admiral Davidson paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister
17 Aug 2018 10:00
US Admiral Backs Our Democracy, Election
From left: Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) Admiral Phil Davidson, with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarma in Suva on August 16, 2018. Photo: DEPTFO News

Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), Admiral Phil Davidson, has expressed America’s support for our democracy and its upcoming elections.

Admiral Davidson paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday and had what he called a productive meeting.

“We discussed Fiji’s role as a contributor to global peacekeeping efforts,” said the commander of America’s largest military combatant command, based in Hawai’i.

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of Fiji’s participation in peacekeeping operations around the world and I commend Fiji for its contributions to global peace and security through these deployments.

“We discussed Fiji’s role as a financial, transportation, environmental, education and maritime-security hub of the South Pacific and the important contributions it makes to ensure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific region.”

He said Mr Bainimarama shared his commitments to helping ensure that Fijian’s future deployments live to its proud tradition and standards.

“I look forward to working together to continuing to expand our bilateral co-operation,” Admiral Davidson said.

“To identify opportunities to work together to promote our shared values and the rules-based international order in Oceania and beyond.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

Feedback:  wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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