Another milestone achievement for the Fijian Government
September 16, 2019 4:45 pm
The Fijian government achieved another milestone after signing the new Vuvale agreement with the Australian government today.
The Vuvale Partnership signed by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison aims to see greater corporation in areas of development and tourism.
The signing of the Vuvale agreement is a historic achievement for both the Prime Ministers.
Morrison says their meeting today allows them to finish what they started in Fiji earlier this year.
“Part of that our Vuvale Partnership and the work that we’ve begun when I was in Suva with you and that will bring to a completion today after we sign the Vuvale Partnership. “
Bainimarama says the partnership demands a certain level of understanding from both governments.
“It’s about more than being a good match to one another. The Vuvale connection demands a level of understanding of unprecedented relations between our governments which has been long evident genuine affinity shared by the Fijian and Australian people.”
Discussion of the agreement started early when Morrison visited Fiji earlier this year, with both leaders agreeing to map out a partnership to work together on some pressing issues.
Permanent Secretary for Prime Minister’s office Yogesh Karan says both countries ensured the agreement is inclusive of what the two countries stand for.
“There was a lot of work required, months and months of work. Finally, we’ve reached an agreement and we’ve signed the agreement. The real work begins from now because each of those specific areas that includes climate change, environment, trade, and tourism so we need to develop from here.”
Karan says they will now have to put in the hard yard as both countries will have to live up to what they’ve signed for.