Vuvale partnership generating opportunities

Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Major General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes and participants of the workshop. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE strong collaboration between Australia and Fiji through the Vuvale Partnership is generating a lot of opportunities in the exchange of skills and competency training for the government officials.

This was highlighted at a tree-day training on ‘Media and Strategic Communications Essential’ and it was attended by 60 government officials.

Speaking at the event, Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Major General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua said the training would complement the ministry’s vision on ‘Building a better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Services’.

“Being Fiji’s window to the world, the ministry recognises the significant role that the media has and it provides an important platform to advancing public diplomacy. The training will provide learning on principles of strategic communications and campaigns, media networking, creating media products, and the use of digital media platforms,” Mr Naivalurua said.

He commended the Australian government for its great commitment towards the Vuvale partnership, in paving the way forward for deeper cooperation between Fiji and Australia.

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji John Feakes said that Australia was pleased to provide this support to Fiji and the training would be a rewarding experience for the participants.

The training – organised by the Australian High Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and facilitated by DFAT – ends tomorrow.

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