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Fiji and Australia are family: Morrison

January 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison [left] with the Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama

Fiji and Australia share a bond which is more than just friendship says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

This is the first official bilateral visit to Fiji by an Australian Prime Minister.

The visit has been described as a historic step in the two countries’ diplomatic relationship.

Speaking at the traditional welcome ceremony, Morrison expressed his gratitude towards the Fijian government.

“We are nations of great friendship – but as the Prime Minister and I have discussed – a number of times, we are more than that – we are family ‘vuvale’. So we come here today in the spirit of family and thank you for this tremendously warm welcome that you have given us today.”


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the traditional welcome ceremony [Source: Fijian Government]

Morrison and his wife Jenny were accorded a traditional welcome by the State which was conducted by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

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