Fiji is proud of its long-standing relations with the European Union (EU) and their close cooperation in addressing global, regional and national issues provides a firm foundation for a long future of peaceful cooperation.
This was stated by Acting Chief of Protocol Officer Rosa Dalituicama during the Europe Day Reception on the French Navy Ship 'Dixmude' docked at the Suva Port.
Dalituicama says the European Union is a reliable partner that is leading international efforts on global challenges such as the climate crisis, supporting the pandemic response and upholding the rules-based international order.
European Union Ambassador, Sujiro Seam adds we now have a stronger relationship that the borders are open with more frequent visits to the Pacific.
Seam further adds the latest one was actually a royal visit from the Crown Princess of Denmark, but it goes both ways as for the second edition of the Indo Pacific Forum, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Cooperatives, Manoa Kamikamica will travel to Brussels.
He also adds looking ahead now that the borders are open he wishes that we continue this string of high level visits which brings us closer.
The Ambassador hopes that Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka will have a chance after 20 years to travel back to Europe ready to re-open the embassy in Brussels. The event was attended by Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, Deputy Prime Ministers Viliame Gavoka and Professor Biman Prasad, Cabinet Ministers, Leader of Opposition Inia Seruiratu, the delegation of the European Union to the Pacific, French Ambassador to Fiji, François-Xavier Léger and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
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