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Aussie senator visits

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

AUSTRALIA'S parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Brett Mason is in the country to discuss Fiji's preparation towards the September 17 poll.

Mr Mason will discuss Australia's recent decision to lift travel sanctions on senior Fijian officials, in place since the December 2006 takeover.

"The lifting of Australia's travel restrictions has paved the way for closer dialogue and co-operation with Fiji on bilateral and regional issues," Mr Mason told Radio Australia recently.

He said he would also use the opportunity to tour Australian-funded development projects, including the launch of the Australia-University of the South Pacific partnership.

"My visit will underline Australia's continuing commitment to normalising relations with Fiji and building stronger ties," Mr Mason added.

During his two-day visit, Mr Mason will also meet representatives of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and sign a six-year agreement.

His visit comes more than two months after a visit by Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.








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