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Fiji, US to strengthen ties: Rabuka

Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says the Government looks forward to strengthening its partnership with the United States, advancing Fiji’s development priorities and the Pacific’s prosperity.

In his meeting with the US ambassador to Fiji, Her Excellency Marie Damour yesterday, Rabuka thanked Damour for the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and importance to Fiji and the Pacific family.

Rabuka said the Government of Fiji looks forward to strengthening partnership with the United States at all levels and notably the opening of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office in Suva by 2023 is one of the significant steps in accomplishing shared aspirations of Fiji and the United States.

“The Government of Fiji looks forward to working closely with the United States in uplifting lives and empowerment of communities in Fiji and the Pacific.”

The Prime Minister acknowledged the support the United States has provided to Fiji and the region over the years.

Fiji and the United States cooperation in areas of climate change, economic recovery, trade and tourism, were among the key areas of development highlighted at the meeting.

Ambassador Damour congratulated and conveyed her best wishes to Prime Minister Rabuka and the people of Fiji.

She said together, Fiji and the United States will continue the strong partnership that the two nations have shared since World War II.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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