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US help needed

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

FIJI says it looks forward to increasing assistance from the US as it continues to combat human trafficking in the country.

Speaking at the US Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday, permanent secretary for Foreign Affairs Amena Yauvoli said the US was a valued partner for Fiji and looked forward to assistance in other issues as well.

"We look forward to your continued assistance in transnational issues like human trafficking and support towards our students for further studies abroad," Mr Yauvoli said.

"Moreover we are also looking forward to rejuvenated efforts in the renewal of the Generalised System of Preference or GSP as this would greatly assist our local exporters whose livelihood depends on a great extent to this preferential access to the US market."

Mr Yauvoli also paid tribute to the assistance the US had provided Fiji through its Peace Corps program.

"Nurturing this people to people program has reaped many benefits in many full ways especially in the education, health, social, economic environment and a number of other sectors.

"Many of us are proud today to have been taught by a US Peace Corps volunteer and their interests and attachment to Fiji remained on their return home.

"I must admit that they gave us nothing but their best."

He also added Fiji was grateful for the tangible commitments provided by the Americans in the battle against climate change.








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