Indonesians living in Fiji are holding a triple celebration today.
Today is Indonesia's 67th Independence Day, on this day the Indonesian embassy also opened in Fiji 10 years ago and the Bula Indonesia Trade and Culture Exhibition is also marking its third anniversary .
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Indonesian ambassador to Fiji Aidil Chandra Salim said the event marks a memorable occasion for them.
Salim said the exhibition help strengthens bilateral relationships between the two countries.
He said the exchanging of cultures and diverse arts benefit the Fiji and Indonesia.
Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Saipora Mataikabara said Fiji can learn a lot from the exhibition.
Mataikabara said such event promotes harmony and mutual understanding.
She said it will continue to build close up ties and relations in the future.
The three-day exhibition will showcase Indonesian arts, music, dances and culture.
Through the exhibition the public will also be given training on how to make confectionaries from recycle papers and plastics.
By Ropate Valemei