Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has expressed his gratefulness to New Zealand for its tremendous support to Fiji and the Pacific.
Rabuka met with New Zealand’s High Commissioner, Her Excellency Charlotte Darlow in Suva yesterday.
He said New Zealand and Fiji are great friends and share common values that unite us as a Pacific family with cultural and historical significance.
“Our partnership signifies a new level of expanded strategic cooperation and together Fiji and New Zealand will build stronger cooperation in areas of economic resilience, social well-being, climate change, amongst other areas of development.”
Rabuka commended New Zealand’s ongoing support to Fiji and the Pacific family through their development assistance program including areas of defence and security, trade and investment, education, health, humanitarian assistance and labour mobility through the Recognized Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme.
He also acknowledged that New Zealand is home to a large Fijian diaspora, and there are opportunities to further strengthen the people to people links between our two nations.