Your Excellency, the President,
The Honourable Chief Justice and members of the judiciary,
Your Excellencies, members of the Diplomatic Corps,
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.