Traditional ceremony performed for Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison sit through the traditional welcoming ceremony conducted by the Royal Fiji Military Forces at the Grand Pacific Hotel. They were joined by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife Mary. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

AUSTRALIA’S Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just received a full traditional welcome, accorded to him by the Fiji military personnel at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

The traditional welcome included the qaloqalovi, vakamamaca, sevusevu, yaqona vakaturaga, and the wase ni yaqona vakaturaga.

Mr Morrison acknowledged the Fijian government for according the traditional welcoming ceremony.

“Thank you for providing us with the traditional welcome,” he said.

More coverage in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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