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Friday, November 16, 2012

UAE envoy

FIJI'S first diplomat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ravindran Robin Nair presented his credentials to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. Mr Nair, in a government statement issued yesterday, said the diplomatic presence in the UAE would benefit Fiji in many ways, one of which would be through greater economic technical cooperation and advancement.

Fiji Day party

CELEBRATIONS of Fiji's 42nd year of independence continue to be held worldwide, the latest by Fijians in the Solomon Islands. Fiji's Honorary Consul to the Solomon Islands Atunaisa Balekana said the country had been seriously contributing to the development of some of the small island states in the Pacific, including Solomon Islands. While he highlighted an insight into the country's electoral reforms, he noted the government's support for everyone.

Rugby mission

THE Fiji mission in the United Arab Emirates is exploring opportunities to strengthen Fiji's rugby sector by teaming up with officials from its counterpart in the Emirates.

Fiji's Ambassador to the UAE Robin Nair and deputy head of mission Emosi Rakai made a courtesy call on the president of the UAE Rugby Federation, Mohammed Falaknaz, and assistant secretary general Qais Al Dhalai at the federation's headquarters in Dubai this month to discuss ways of furthering co-operation and how to extend their support for the game.

Korea trade

THE scope of investment and trade opportunities between Fiji and Korea are vast with more prospects opening up through the Fiji Embassy to Korea in Seoul. Fiji Revenue and Customs chief executive officer Jitoko Tikolevu said the government recognised that investment was the catalyst to the development of the economy.

Iran tour

A DELEGATION of government officials led by Works, Transport and Public Utilities Minister Timoci Natuva is in Iran to participate in the third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference for public private partnership (PPP). The PPP conference focused on infrastructure areas such as transportation, energy, water and waste management and communications. Fiji was one of the four countries, out of 24, that presented its experience on the PPP.





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