PM Ardern invites Fijian PM to visit New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister Voreqe Baininmarama during her welcome ceremony at the GPH. Picture: RAMA

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has invited Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for a visit to NZ.

During her official visit to the country this week, Prime Minister Ardern said NZ would welcome the opportunity to host PM Bainimarama to reciprocate the hospitality of the Fijian people during their stay here.

“I have extended applied pressure to the PM to visit New Zealand sometime in the future,” Ms Ardern said.

“We would welcome the opportunity to host you to return our gratitude for the ‘manakitaga’, the hospitality that you’ve shown roughly 200,000 New Zealanders who come to visit Fiji and enjoy what you have to offer as a tourism destination.

“Thousands of Fijians call New Zealand home and so they would welcome the opportunity to see you visit as well.”

PM Ardern left the country yesterday for an official visit to Australia.

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