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New US Ambassador To Fiji, Cella Presents His Credentials

He said his key goals would be furthering cultivation and show­casing of democratic free market principles rooted in each coun­try’s right to choose its own sov­ereign course.
24 Dec 2019 12:38
New US Ambassador To Fiji, Cella Presents His Credentials
New United States of America Ambassador to Fiji Joseph James Cella, wife Kristen, President Major General (Ret’d)Jioji Konrote and wife Sarote at the State House in Suva on December 23, 2019. Photo: DEPTFO News

Joseph James Cella is new United States of America Ambassador to Fiji.

He presented his credentials to the President, Major General Ret’d Jioji Konrote at the State House in Suva yesterday.

Mr Cella is also a representative of the US government in Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.

In his press briefing yesterday, Mr Cella said he was adamant in maintaining active and regular contact with top officials in each country and engaging closely with regional and international intergovernmental organisation.

He said his key goals would be furthering cultivation and show­casing of democratic free market principles rooted in each coun­try’s right to choose its own sov­ereign course.

“Fostering vibrant economies through free market principles rooted in each country’s right to choose its own sovereign course; fostering vibrate economies through free fair and reciprocal trade and expansion of tourism,” Mr Cella said.

“Building and expanding on the successes of the past, by work­ing with the interagency of our government that advocate the interests of businesses, scholars, tourist and using people to peo­ple diplomacy through a variety of cultural and educational ex­changes, including the full-bright scholarship and reminding our allies of our fidelity to time-hon­ored principles.”

He and his wife, Kristen, have seven children.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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