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Australian PM thanks Fiji for assistance offer

January 7, 2020 1:00 pm
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for his support.(Source: Aljazeera)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for his support.

Bainimarama in his letter of condolence to Morrison yesterday offered Fiji’s assistance and support to Australians struggling with bushfires which have taken lives and destroyed homes.

In a letter to Morrison, Bainimarama assured that Fiji is ready to assist in any way we can to deal with the present crisis as we count the Australian people among our closest friends.

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Bainimarama says our prayers are with the families who have suffered from the loss of their loves ones and their homes, businesses and properties.

He expressed his sympathy for terrible loss of livestock and wildlife, and threats to native and endemic flora and fauna.

The Prime Minister says the scenes of destruction are heartbreaking and he saluted the extraordinary bravery of the thousands of men and women, especially the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service who are placing their lives on the line to protect their fellow Australians.

The fires in Australia started in September last year and continues to burn across the state of New South Wales.

Meanwhile, officials warn huge fires in Victoria and New South Wales could meet and create a larger “mega blaze”.

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