United front for US, Fiji
13 February, 2022, 11:10 am
Fiji and the US are both working in support of a more secure, stable and peaceful region, but there is far more we need to do together as partners in this battle of our lives, says acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
“As a nation that shares many of our struggles and our values, America is uniquely positioned to be a direct partner to Fiji for peace and climate security not only across the Indo-Pacific, but here in the Blue Pacific.
“And not only because America is a large emitter that must cut its carbon emissions, but because it is an innovator that can create climate solutions. We need American might and its minds – as well as pioneering solutions and investments – here, at the shores of this Blue Frontier.”
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Fiji yesterday for a day’s meeting with Pacific leaders before returning to Hawaii last night.
The last visit made by a US Secretary of State to Fiji was in 1985.