PM thanks Fijians of Indian descent
November 19, 2014 2:06 am
Fijians of Indian descent have been acknowledged for their contribution towards the country’s developments as they make vital contributions to parliament, government, education, farming and the list goes on.
Addressing a special sitting of parliament, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says there’s more to come as Fiji and Fijians are playing an important role in the region as well as internationally in peacekeeping, development, environmental and other areas.
Bainimarama says this has far exceeded expectations for a small nation.
“We’re reaching out to parts of the world that seemed very distant a few years ago we’re aggressively seeking partner in trade, investment, developments, military co-operation health services and scientific and cultural exchange."
Bainimarama adds Fiji also has a lot of expertise to offer in tourism development, government reforms, and sustainability.
He believes India will be a strong partner to Fiji.
“Your Excellency today you join us in our newly reopened and renovated parliament and its fitting that the world’s greatest democracy should be the first world leader to address the elected representatives of the Fijian people. This parliament represents a new beginning its based on the principle all Fijians are equal before the law they have equal voice."
Bainimarama also told parliament that every Fijian has the right to equal representation in parliament.
Parliament was specially convened today for an address by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.