Ambassador Tagicakibau presents credentials to Chinese President

Fiji's ambassador to the People's Republic of China Ambassador Lt. Colonel (Ret'd) Manasa Tagicakibau and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI’S sixth ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Ambassador Lt. Colonel (Ret’d) Manasa Tagicakibau presented his credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, last week at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing.

In receiving Ambassador Tagicakibau’s Letter of Credence, President Xi welcomed the latter to China and expressed his sincere greetings and good wishes to Fiji’s President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, as well as the Government and people of Fiji.

He recalled his two visits to Fiji and emphasised that China was willing to further enhance political mutual trust, deepen pragmatic cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, and strengthen coordination and cooperation in international affairs.

Lt. Col (Ret’d) Tagicakibau in his reciprocal statement conveyed to President Xi the cordial greetings of His Excellency the President of Fiji, and the Prime Minister, on behalf of the Government and the people of Fiji.

He acknowledged China’s support towards Fiji’s development path, while also assuring President Xi of Fiji’s commitment to the ‘One China Policy’ .

Diplomats at the Fiji Embassy in Beijing , Counsellor Ratish Singh, First Secretary Apolosi Lewaqai and Second Secretary Amelia Cobona-Werelagi were also in attendance.

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