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Naivalurua to New Diplomats: Good Diplomacy for Stronger Ties

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ioane Naivalurua told the new diplomats who were farewelled yesterday, that good diplomacy would lead to stronger bilateral ties. The eight new diplomats will take
10 Nov 2018 12:10
Naivalurua to New Diplomats: Good Diplomacy for Stronger Ties

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ioane Naivalurua told the new diplomats who were farewelled yesterday, that good diplomacy would lead to stronger bilateral ties.

The eight new diplomats will take up their new positions in Fiji’s foreign missions.

Mr Naivalurua outlined the expectations of their new roles. 

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ioane Naivalurua.

Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ioane Naivalurua.

He emphasised that being a diplomat required great commitment and dedication to be able to serve at the best of their abilities.

He reiterated that good diplomacy would lead to stronger bilateral ties between Fiji and the global communities and unfold new opportunities for strengthened socioeconomic collaboration with international countries.

The diplomats were reminded to practise the values of hospitality, courtesy, graciousness to serve in the best interests of Fiji.

Mr Naivalurua also conveyed his best wishes to the new diplomats and assured them of the Ministry’s support in their endeavour to advance the development of Fiji through the work of foreign missions.

He said they were blessed to be chosen to represent Fiji and as such they should aspire to excel in their achievements.

The following are the names of diplomats and their missions:

  •  Vilikesa Naivalucava: First Secretary for Jakarta, Indonesia;
  •  Paulo Daurewa: First Secretary for Papua New Guinea; 
  •  Vueti May: First Secretary for Geneva, ‎Switzerland;
  •  Ashwini S Lata: First Secretary for New Delhi, India’
  •  Farisha Ali: First Secretary for Tokyo, Japan;
  •  Sanaila Laqai: First Secretary for Beijing, China
  •  Elia Sevutia: Secondary Secretary for New Delhi, India; and
  •  Ashneel Shankar: Secondary Secretary for Tokyo, Japan

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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