MINISTER KUBUABOLA MEETS WITH UAE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi
Monday, May 23, 2016

MINISTER KUBUABOLA MEETS WITH UAE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN ABU DHABI

Fiji’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Ratu Inoke Kubuabola held bilateral talks with the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs – H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash in Abu Dhabi.

 

During their talks Minister Kubuabola thanked Minister Gargash for the growing cooperation between Fiji and the UAE. He also spoke on the rehabilitation phase that the Fijian Government was coordinating following the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston. He also explained the different initiatives that were being implemented following this cyclone which including the Adopt A school Programme and the Help For Homes initiative.  

Minister Kubuabola also expressed the Government’s appreciation for the UAE-Pacific Partnership fund and the impact that the fund provided in terms of sustainable energy initiatives for Fijians living in Kadavu, Lakeba and Rotuma. He also thanked the UAE for its support to the Pacific Islands Development Forum and spoke on the birth of the Suva Declaration that was taken to last year’s 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France.  

In his concluding remarks, the Minister invited his UAE counterpart to visit Fiji in the near future.  

Minister Gargash commended the Foreign Minister for the two countries’ growing relations and the work carried out by Fiji’s Embassy in the UAE to strengthen these relations. He also commended the role of Fiji’s UN peacekeeping mission in different parts of the world including the Middle East.  

Minister Kubuabola will travel this week to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the formal opening of Fiji’s new Diplomatic Mission there. 

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