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New French Ambassador Says Visa Services Opening Soon

The French will be opening its visa services to the people of Fiji within a month.
16 Oct 2019 16:12
New French Ambassador Says Visa Services Opening Soon
French Ambassador to Fiji Mr Jean-Francois Fitou and New Caledonia Envoy, Ms Rose Wete at the press conference at the French residence on October 15, 2019. Photo Jennis Naidu

The French Embassy will be opening its visa services to the people of Fiji within a month.

According to the newly-appointed French Ambassador, Jean-François Fitou, the staff at the embassy had been working hard to make these visa services happen.

Before visa applications submitted in in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu are processed by the visa section of the French embassies in Port–Vila (Vanuatu) and Manilla (Philippines).

“We here have been working very hard and my predecessor, Mr Sujiro Seam has been working very hard for this as well. It will not solve all the problems, but it will solve a few of the problems from the French side, which is something and can guarantee that will be in November,” Mr Fitou said.

Speaking at the French ambassador’s residence, he also said he would be tackling the issue of climate change.

“Let’s call it; climate change as a bridging to Fiji, and to many countries in the Pacific. This is one of the most important issue.”

He introduced the New Caledonian envoy, Rose Wete and said he would be working to establish cultural aspects of New Caledonia, France and Fiji internationally and regionally.

Ms Wete, is a former Suva Grammar student, said that she would be working hand-in-hand with the French embassy to represent, defend and promote the interests of New Caledonia with the Fijian Government.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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