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Fiji to continue to strengthen relations with India

January 26, 2018 1:22 am

Fiji will continue to explore new opportunities and expand trade and cooperation ties with India.

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Iowane Naivalarua relayed Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s message to the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal that Fiji and India will continue to strengthen their bilateral relations in a number of areas.

The PS made the comments at India’s 69th Republic Day celebration.

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“I am confident that in the future years we will continue to explore opportunities for our people to expand cooperation ties especially the trade and energy, medical science, education, innovation as well as stronger people to people and inter societal contacts.”

Sapkal says India will continue to support Fiji in various sectors.

“We have also given line of credit of $55. 78 million US dollars to the Fijian Sugar Corporation, another US 70 million dollars is in the pipeline as committed by the Prime Minister in 2014. We have recently given$1.06 million US dollars to FSC to procure trucks as well as tractors and mechanical harvesters which will be helpful for the sugar industry.”

Every year hundreds of Fijians study in India under the Human Resources development cooperation.

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