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PM reaffirms Fiji support for Israel

TALEBULA KATE
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Update: 12:51PM WE may be a small island nation in the Pacific but we have always been determined to play our part in the global community.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made the comment at the start talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

He said part of what Fiji does is to help keep the peace for ordinary men and women in troubled parts of the world.

"These people are far from our tranquil island homes but we pride ourselves on coming to do what we can to make their lives better," Mr Bainimarama said.

"And today, I intend to promise the Israeli Prime Minister that our commitment will continue, just as I will tell other leaders in the Middle East that they can always rely on Fiji," he said.

"As Fijians, we have always regarded the people of Israel as friends, just as we do the citizens of its neighbours."

"We are here to help. We are here to keep the peace. And that commitment will continue now and in the years ahead."

PM Bainimarama affirmed Fiji's commitment to United Nations Peacekeeping and invited Mr Netanyahu to visit Fiji.








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