Historical moment as PM Rabuka meets Māori King, marking a new chapter between Fiji and NZ

Historical moment as PM Rabuka meets Māori King, marking a new chapter between Fiji and NZ

By Mansi Chand
Friday 15/12/2023
Source: Fiji Government

It was a historic moment as the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sitiveni Rabuka met and welcomed the Māori King, Te Arikinui Tuheitia Paki.

The visit to Fiji by the Māori King marks a new chapter in the advancement of cooperation and relations between the two countries.

Rabuka acknowledged the Māori King for his visit which demonstrates historical, cultural and traditional ties between the nations, with mutual values of trust and respect, deeply rooted in our oneness as Pasifika people.

He reaffirms Fiji’s commitment to further strengthen regional and bilateral cooperation with New Zealand, particularly in addressing common challenges, including climate change, economic resilience and regional security and solidarity.

This is the Maori King’s first official visit to Fiji.

Rabuka is also expected to meet New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters today.

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