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Fiji, Pacific Nations Praise China’s COVID-19 Approach

Fiji was represented by the Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister, Immigration and Sugar Industry and Acting Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Yogesh Karan together with Deputy Secretary Foreign Affairs, Esala Nayasi and Director Asia, Apolosi Lewaqai.
15 May 2020 11:29
Fiji, Pacific Nations Praise China’s COVID-19 Approach
A virtual meeting held on Wednesday between the People’s Republic of China and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) on strengthening collaboration towards containing COVID-19. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Fiji and other Pacific island countries have commended China for its open, transparent and responsible approach in adopting timely and robust response measures and sharing its containment experience.

The Pacific Island Countries also spoke highly of the “China-Pacific Island Countries Joint COVID-19 Response Fund” established by China.

Fiji was represented by the Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister, Immigration and Sugar Industry and Acting Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Yogesh Karan together with Deputy Secretary Foreign Affairs, Esala Nayasi and Director Asia, Apolosi Lewaqai.

Present at the virtual meeting were Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, The Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Solomon Islands, Kiribati.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang and Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Patrick Pruaitch co-chaired the meeting.

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