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40th year of relations

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, June 20, 2014

FIJI and Indonesia marked the 40th anniversary of their bilateral relationship yesterday.

And to mark the event, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was hosted to a celebratory lunch at the Sheraton Resort and Spa in Nadi by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Joined by a host of delegates from the Pacific attending the Pacific Islands Development Forum, the occasion focused on the strong relation between Indonesia and Fiji and the Pacific.

Ratu Epeli said President Yudhoyono's visit to Fiji for the special occasion and for the PIDF was an immeasurable honour for people of Fiji.

"We celebrate today the 40th anniversary of the formalisation of our bilateral relations that started in 1974," he said.

"This auspicious occasion will not only be commemorated as the first-ever State visit to Fiji by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, it will also be commemorated — and most importantly — as a first for the Pacific.

"The platform of our relationship had been set by our governments during the past 40 years."





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