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Israeli President To Be Accorded 100-Person Guard Of Honour

President Rivlin will be participating in the history-making Israel-Pacific Islands Leaders’ Summit Meeting –– the first ever to be held with the State of Israel –– before departing for Australia tomorrow.
20 Feb 2020 09:44
Israeli President To Be Accorded 100-Person Guard Of Honour
United Kingdom (UK) Regional Defences Advisor Brigadier - General Marcus Simson was accorded a quarter guard of honour during his courtesy call at the Strategic Headquarters (SHQ) in Berkeley Crescent on February 17, 2020. Photo: RFMF Media Cell Inset: President of Israel Reuven Rivlin

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will today mount a 100-person guard of honour for the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin at the Nadi International Airport.

This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun by the RFMF Land Force Commander Colonel Manoa Gadai.

He said RFMF would also be providing inner and outer circle security.

From Nadi International Airport, Mr Rivlin would be escorted to the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa.

According to the Department of Information, the Israel President will be accorded a full traditional welcome ceremony at the hotel at 11.45am.

President Rivlin will be participating in the history-making Israel-Pacific Islands Leaders’ Summit Meeting –– the first ever to be held with the State of Israel –– before departing for Australia tomorrow.

While in Fiji, President Rivlin will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin.

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security, Inia Seruiratu, said the visit by President Rivlin would further strengthen diplomatic relations between Fiji and Israel.

Fiji and Israel began their diplomatic relations in 1970, and the first Israeli President to visit Fiji was His Excellency Chaim Herzog in November 1986.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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