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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Official Fiji Tour: Day 1

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she felt the strength of the Fijian hospitality in the traditional welcome ceremony in Suva this morning. The traditional welcome ceremony was done by members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Ms Ardern also met with President Jioji Konrote this morning and took part in a tree planting ceremony. She also took part in a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial.
25 Feb 2020 16:19
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while meeting with Senior Police, Army officers and members of ex-Servicemen follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while meeting with Senior Police, Army officers and members of ex-Servicemen follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her Husband (left) Clarke Gayford and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her Husband (left) Clarke Gayford and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Members of RFMF perform the traditional welcome ceremony for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Members of RFMF perform the traditional welcome ceremony for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while meeting with Senior Police, Army officers and members of ex-Servicemen follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern while meeting with Senior Police, Army officers and members of ex-Servicemen follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Members of RFMF perform the traditional welcome ceremony for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Members of RFMF perform the traditional welcome ceremony for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left- Clarke Gayford, First Lady Sarote Konrote, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President Jioji Konrote after the tree planting ceremony at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left- Clarke Gayford, First Lady Sarote Konrote, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President Jioji Konrote after the tree planting ceremony at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Padmaja , New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and PNG High Commissioner to Fiji Lucy Bogari at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Padmaja , New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and PNG High Commissioner to Fiji Lucy Bogari at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left- Clarke Gayford, First Lady Sarote Konrote, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President Jioji Konrote after the tree planting ceremony at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left- Clarke Gayford, First Lady Sarote Konrote, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and President Jioji Konrote after the tree planting ceremony at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

From left-Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received the tabua during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received the tabua during her traditional welcome ceremony at Grand Pacific Hotel on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu follwing the wreath laying ceremony at National War Memorial site on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with President Jioji Konrote (right) while planting tree at State House on February 25, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar.