Farewell, Mr Curr

In response, High Commissioner Curr thanked the Fijian Government for its support during his tenure as a diplomat in Fiji.
03 Dec 2021 10:29
Farewell, Mr Curr
From left: New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Curr with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama received a farewell courtesy call from the New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Curr on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Bainimarama conveyed the Fijian Government’s appreciation to High Commissioner Curr for his exemplary leadership and remarkable contributions to Fiji and the region.

He said the two nations share everlasting bonds of friendship and collaboration, which is reflected in our collective efforts and commitment to progressively rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change.

Mr Bainimarama also extended his appreciation to the New Zealand Government for the comprehensive support towards Fiji’s national response to COVID-19 and provisions of life-saving vaccines, economic relief package, mobilisation of Personal Protective Equipment, and deployment of NZ medical personnel who worked alongside Fiji’s healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 operations.

He said Fiji is grateful to its development partners for their generous support which has seen the reopening of Fiji’s borders to the world today, an opportunity to rebuild the Fijian economy.

New Zealand’s support to Fiji in the aftermaths of Tropical Cyclone Yasa and TC Ana, through the deployment of immediate relief supplies, emergency response kits, Direct Budget Support and deployment of the P3 Orion to support Fiji with aerial surveillance, was also acknowledged.

He said that New Zealand’s engagement with Fiji and the region has notably increased over the recent years in areas of governance, gender equality, security and defence, private sector development, climate change and disaster resilience, labour mobility, education, agriculture and fisheries.

In response, High Commissioner Curr thanked the Fijian Government for its support during his tenure as a diplomat in Fiji.

Mr Curr took up his role as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji in February 2018.

A career diplomat, Mr Curr was the manager of New Zealand’s aid programme with the Cook Islands before taking up the post of Deputy High Commissioner in Tonga.



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