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President Jinping Reaffirms Greater Support For Fiji

This message was conveyed by President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping in a phone call with Fijian Prime Minister, Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.
28 Jun 2021 11:31
President Jinping Reaffirms Greater Support For Fiji
President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping and Fijian Prime Minister, Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama during his official visit to China in 2017.

The People’s Republic of China has pledged greater support to Fiji in building back better with accelerated response to contain COVID-19, sustainable and resilient economic recovery advancement and tackling climate change.

This message was conveyed by President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping in a phone call with Fijian Prime Minister, Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama.

Discussions coincided with the Asia and Pacific High Level Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation convened by China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wang Yi. Fiji joined other countries within the Asia-Pacific and representatives of the United Nations at the Conference focused on the theme, “Promoting Cooperation on Combatting the Pandemic for Sustainable Recovery.”

The meeting focused on cooperation in the areas of combating the pandemic to support economic resilience, redoubling cooperation on resilient health infrastructure, investment and finance; and promoting sustainable economic recovery through the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

President Xi Jinping said that China stands in solidarity with Fiji and support will be provided to assist Fiji through setting up the China-Pacific Island Countries reserve of emergency supplies to help Fiji and other island countries improve their ability to cope with major public health events and natural disasters.

“China is ready to strengthen strategic relations with Fiji, jointly build the Belt and Road, deepen cooperation in trade and investment, infrastructure, transportation and communications, tourism and other areas, and continue to implement projects including Juncao and agricultural technology cooperation to help Fiji’s economic and social development. China will continue supporting Fiji’s efforts to improve its ability to cope with climate change,” President Xi Jinping said.

In appreciation of 46 years of diplomatic relations between Fiji and China, President Xi reaffirmed China’s commitment to strengthen partnership through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Prime Minister Bainimarama said the partnership is representative of our two nations’ mutual understanding and respect for each other’s sovereignty, common development and shared prosperity for the mutual benefit of both the countries.

PM Bainimarama acknowledged China for the multisectoral approach taken to assist Asia Pacific countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable recovery with the Belt Road Initiative being an important platform to promote unified cooperation.

In appreciation of the bilateral relations between the two nations, PM Bainimarama conveyed his best wishes to President Xi Jinping and the people of China on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

Feedback: rosi.dovviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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