PM congratulates Scott Morrison for being re-elected
May 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Scott Morrison with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has congratulated Scott Morrison for being re-elected as Australia’s PM.
In a social media post, Bainimarama highlighted their historic bilateral meeting in January which marked the beginning of a new partnership for the Pacific.
He adds that with the vuvale reset, they’ve aligned foreign policies to better reflect not only shared national interests, but also the deep values that bond the Fijian and Australian people.
Wananavu, @ScottMorrisonMP! ???? With you, the newfound closeness between Fiji and Australia feels not only genuine, but personal. Fiji is looking to the months and years ahead with both great hope and bated anticipation. Read my full message here: https://t.co/uCHXzOFtVF pic.twitter.com/6fQpwxmBsZ
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) May 20, 2019
Bainimarama says the newfound closeness between Fiji and Australia feels not only genuine but personal.
Bainimarama has also urged Morrison to take the same underdog attitude that inspired his parliamentary victory to the global fight against climate change.
He says Fiji is looking to the months and years ahead with both great hope and bated anticipation.
Meanwhile, Morrison’s conservative coalition has defied polls and is leading with 77 seats.
Only 76 are needed for a majority to form the government.