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Nasik Swami
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CHANGING global trends, including the surge in transnational crimes, has prompted Fiji's Foreign Affairs Ministry to release the country's draft foreign policy.

The policy was subject of discussions by various government ministries at Suva's Holiday Inn yesterday.

Opening the discussion, Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said the policy would guide the country's strategic direction in the conduct of its foreign relations.

Ratu Inoke said it was the first time the Fiji Government had come up with the draft policy statement.

"This draft statement sets out the principles, priorities, goals and objectives of the foreign policy of Fiji. It is aligned to the Government's strategic directions in the post-election period and is duly chosen to safeguard our sovereignty and national interests whilst achieving the goals set within its international relations."

Ratu Inoke said the 21st century presented the dynamic landscape of international relations in both the regional and international arenas and it continued to grow in complexity and scope.

"Needless to say, the growth in complexity and scope comes with challenges. To overcome these challenges, Fiji requires a new vision of priorities and goals in its foreign policy delivery."

He said a foreign policy statement would help the ministry to achieve its foreign policy goals.








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