Update: 5:25PM FIJI and Russia have underlined their commitment to further cooperation in the UN, including on peacekeeping issues.
Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov during his
meeting with his Fiji counterpart Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, spoke highly of Fiji's
contribution to peacekeeping around the globe where Fiji has accumulated
rich experience in this area.
Mr Lavrov was quoted in a Ministry of Information
statement commending Fijis forces being the largest force in the UN operation
on the Golan Heights, in which Russia is trying to equip it with light weapons
and necessary equipment
The two countries are working to provide a coordinated
approach when preparing resolutions of the UN General Assembly.