PM Ardern unveils plaque in memory of Fijian victims in Christchurch attacks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden during a press conference with the media in Lautoka on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden unveiled a memorial plaque at the Lautoka Jame Masjid this morning in memory of the three Fijian victims who perished in last year’s Christchurch terror attacks.

She said she was deeply moved by the warm welcome accorded to her by the Fiji Muslim League.

“We are here to remember Fiji’s own sons who were killed in this tragedy,” Ms Ardern said.

“Imam Hafiz Musa Patel, Ashrif Ali Nazat and Ashrif Ali.¬†They were yours and now they are part of us.”

During a press conference, Ms Arden said she would be marking the one year anniversary of the attack with families of the victims in Christchurch on March 15, 2020.


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