German Embassy opening will boost opportunities in economy, trade, and investment - Rabuka

German Embassy opening will boost opportunities in economy, trade, and investment - Rabuka

By Alipate Narawa
Sunday 20/08/2023
Photo:Fiji Government

It is a historic moment to have one of the greatest powers set up a diplomatic mission here in Fiji as this will boost opportunities to expand cooperation in crucial areas of development such as the economy, trade and investment, climate change, science and engineering.

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka stated this when he opened the German Embassy in Nasese which coincided with the 50th anniversary of its diplomatic relations with Fiji which began on 1st August 1973.

Rabuka also acknowledged Germany’s crucial leadership role in the European Union and their ongoing support for Fiji through initiatives that improve the livelihood of the citizens of Fiji.

Germany’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Grzeski says Germany is committed to realign its support in line with the Coalition Government’s development priorities.

Ambassador Grzeski says with Fiji’s exemplary leadership demonstrated at the global and regional arena, it was timely for Germany to open its mission in Fiji.

Ambassador Prothmann acknowledged Rabuka’s support reaffirming Germany’s commitment to strengthen cooperation.

Currently there are three German diplomats with four local staff employed at the embassy with the potential to employ more local staff as Germany expands support to politics, economics, culture, and combatting the impacts of climate change.

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