September 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has sent his condolence message to the Government and the people of the USA following the attack on USA diplomat in Benghazi, Libya.

In an official correspondence to the USA Ambassador to Fiji, Her Excellency Frankie Reed, Bainimarama conveyed the condolence message on behalf of the government and the people of Fiji.

 “I write to convey my deepest condolences, on behalf of the government and the people of Fiji, on the unfortunate incident in Benghazi this week that lost the valued lives of His Excellency the United States Ambassador to Libya, Mr Chris Stevens and three other United States Embassy officials in their line of duty”, he wrote.

 “Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with the Government and the citizens of the United States of America, and of the bereaved families in particular.”

Sean Smith, a U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer, was killed on Tuesday night alongside Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and two other Americans in an assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

By Indrani Krishna

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