Your Excellency, the President, The Honourable Chief Justice and members of the judiciary, Cabinet Ministers, Your Excellencies, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen,
Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all.
The term historic is sometimes used a little too freely but not today.
Because this is truly a historic occasion in the life of our nation and will be regarded as such, long after we have all passed into history ourselves.
From the outset, the Fiji Delegation would like to thank you for choosing the subject of this thematic debate. It is most pertinent given the growing number of mandates on peacekeeping arising from the Security Council, and the increasing complexities of the tasks of peacekeeping missions.