Yauvoli to replace Mara in the US

Former permanent secretary for the Foreign Affairs Ministry and former director general of The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Amena Yauvoli. Picture: RAMA/FILE

Former permanent secretary for the Foreign Affairs Ministry and former director general of The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Amena Yauvoli has been appointed as Fiji’s next ambassador to the United States.

Acting permanent secretary for Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan told this newspaper that Mr Yauvoli was nominated two months ago.

“We already have the agreement from the USA and we are now waiting for flights to resume and he can then take up his posting,” he said.

Mr Yauvoli will remain ambassador-designate until he presents his credentials to the President of the USA, Donald Trump.

Mr Yauvoli will replace former ambassador Solo Mara.

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