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Mereseini Marau In New Delhi, India
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama hopes to meet with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or Cabinet ministers of the Indian government to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

Commodore Bainimarama who is here in Delhi for the International Sugar Organisation session also hopes to work on Fiji's multilateral relations with the rest of the ISO members.

Commodore Bainimarama said this during a dinner hosted by the Fiji High Commission in New Delhi.

ISO is a unique intergovernmental body devoted to improving conditions on the world's sugar market through debate, analysis, special studies, transparent statistics, seminars, conferences and workshops. ISO currently has 88 member countries.

Commodore Bainimarama is the vice chairman of this year's session.

The three-day meeting is chaired by Dr B C Gupta, secretary for the Department of Food and Public Distribution from the government of India.

Fiji's delegation to the ISO are Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Manasa Vaniqi, director sugar Viliame Gucake, Fiji Sugar Tribunal commissioner Timothy Brown, Sugar Cane Growers Council chief executive Sundresh Chetty, Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan, Fiji High Commissioner in London Solo Mara and Fiji Embassy Brussels counsellor Nidhrendhra Singh.

Meanwhile, Commodore Bainimarama also encouraged investors from India to come and make the most of the investor friendly environment in Fiji.

Addressing the members of the diplomatic corp and the business community in India at the dinner on Sunday, Commodore Bainimarama said his government had brought in various strategic reforms to to supplement such investments.

"Fiji as a developing nation has many opportunities for you to invest in," he said.

Commodore Bainimarama told the potential investors of the zero percentage fiscal duty on all manufacturing equipment and machiney and agricultural inputs brought into the country.

"I have met some enterpreneurs here and would like to invite you to invest in Fiji," said Commodore Bainimarama.

He briefed them of the government's reform on foreign policies to engage Fiji with new countries around the world.

"We stand to develop our bilateral relations more widely, based on transparency, through open dialogue for a more progressive and effective partnerships as declared in Fiji's guiding document, the People's Charter for Change, Peace and Progress," he said.





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