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Thank You, Fiji: Feakes

Outgoing Australian Ambassador to Fiji, John Feakes, has thanked the Fijian people for their resilience and hospitality during his term in Fiji.
30 Jul 2022 11:26
Thank You, Fiji: Feakes
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with outgoing Australian High Commissioner John Feakes at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on July 28, 2022.

Outgoing Australian Am­bassador to Fiji, John Feakes, has thanked the Fijian people for their resil­ience and hospitality during his term in Fiji.

While delivering his farewell remarks on Thursday night, High Commissioner Feakes de­scribed his five-year tenure in Fiji as one of the most memora­ble and greatest achievements in his diplomatic career.

His farewell reception was held at his residence in Suva.

Prime Minister, Voreqe Baini­marama, attended the farewell reception cocktail for the outgo­ing Australian High Commis­sioner to Fiji.

The head of Government was joined by Chief Justice, Kamal Kumar, Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Attor­ney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khai­yum, cabinet ministers, mem­bers of the diplomatic corps, and senior civil servants.

Outgoing Australian High Commissioner John Feakes with the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on July 28, 2022.  Photo: DEPTFO News

Outgoing Australian High Commissioner John Feakes with the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on July 28, 2022. Photo: DEPTFO News

High Commissioner Feakes was very instrumental in the successful signing of the Vu­vale Partnership and through his sound leadership, Fiji and Australia’s bilateral relations were further strengthened in the areas of defence, sports, trade, and tourism.

Minister for Rural, Maritime Development and Disaster Management and Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Inia Seruiratu, outgoing Australian High Commissioner John Feakes and two other guests at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on July 28, 2022 for Mr Feakes farewell. Photo: DEPTFO News

Minister for Rural, Maritime Development and Disaster Management and Minister for Defence, National Security and Policing, Inia Seruiratu, outgoing Australian High Commissioner John Feakes and two other guests at the High Commissioner’s residence in Suva on July 28, 2022 for Mr Feakes farewell. Photo: DEPTFO News

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