We recognise the need for improved connectivity to help re-start Fijian economy – NZ High Commissioner

We recognise the need for improved connectivity to help re-start Fijian economy – NZ High Commissioner

By Dhanjay Deo
Sunday 06/02/2022
New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Charlotte Darlow. [Image: Supplied]

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Charlotte Darlow says they recognise the need for improved connectivity to help re-start the Fijian economy.

In her Waitangi Day message, Darlow says it has been wonderful to see Fiji’s tourism industry begin to recover from an incredibly difficult time and she is looking forward to the day that New Zealand visitors can once again return to the shores of Fiji.

Today marks the 181st anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document for Aotearoa New Zealand. Darlow says it is the day that they celebrate the partnership, which sits at the heart of their journey as a nation.

She says the celebration of Waitangi Day is a chance for them to reflect on their relationship with Fiji and this is a strong partnership that will continue to adapt and grow as they face current and future global challenges together.

Darlow further says she is pleased that New Zealand has been able to sustain its engagement with Fiji in all areas.

This includes a new Trade Commissioner now resident in Suva, defence training opportunities, police cooperation, the work of dedicated immigration officials to move thousands of people across the border into or through New Zealand, and ongoing outreach with community organisations across the country.

Darlow adds as the two countries begin to resume more familiar economic and social activities, she is confident that the partnership between Fiji and New Zealand will continue to be strong, resilient and adaptable.


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