Fiji willing to assist India in Orbit missions
November 19, 2014 6:03 pm
Fiji stands ready to assist India in future orbit missions.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama gave his assurance to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
Fiji helped India monitor its historic Mars Orbiter Mission.
The Mission was launched on 5th November last year and India was the first nation to launch an inter-planetary mission.
Bainimarama says that Fiji shares in their achievements.
“Today, space travel still amazes, but it is no longer a distant exploit by nations halfway around the world. We are proud that we offer not only our geography, but our infrastructure and our intellectual capital as contributions to India’s space program. Your Excellency, the entire developing world shares in these achievements, and not just out of some sense of solidarity. The developing world shares in your achievements because they are concrete evidence of what we can achieve if we provide an environment that unleashes the energy and ingenuity of our people.”
Bainimarama added that the two nations have much to learn from each other as the state visit has opened a new era of co-operation and exchange.
This will enable the sharing of wisdom and experience in trade, agriculture, science, environmental programs, and national security.