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Aust, Fiji bond strong

Nasik Swami
Monday, January 27, 2014

THE people to people bond is an integral part of Australia and Fiji's relations.

This was highlighted by Australia's acting high commissioner to Fiji Glenn Miles as the country celebrated Australia Day yesterday.

In an interview, Mr Miles said the people to people link between the two countries provided depth and strength.

"The people to people bonding is the key part of Australia and Fiji's relationship. Essentially, the people to people link provide depths and strengths or give the relationship depth and strength," he said.

Mr Miles said with 300,000 Australians visiting Fiji annually and 60,000 Fijians living in Australia, the bond was very strong.

"And every day Australians and Fijians are working together, talking together and of course playing together."

He said Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had made clear that she wanted to normalise relations with Fiji following Fiji's move towards election in 2014, unveiling of the new Constitution and the appointment of the Electoral Commission.

Mr Miles also outlined that trade relationship between the two countries were also very strong.

"We also have a strong trade relationship with Fiji across a range of sectors with the total trade valued at more than $3billion for 2012 and in addition we have a strong development program valued at $100m."








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