Senior diplomats welcome review
November 17, 2014 4:41 am
Two senior diplomats representing Fiji overseas have welcomed the review, saying it’s time to look back on what’s been achieved and plan for the future.
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Peter Thomson says in the last eight years, Fiji has made more progress in the UN than ever before.
“It’s time for us to say what’s the next chapter? There’s exciting new opportunities for Fiji which is one of the things we will be discussing.”
Fiji has chaired the International Sugar Organisation, the G77 and numerous executive boards of the United Nations.
Robin Nair, Fiji’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates says Fiji’s diplomatic corp has made immense strides – but there’s no room for complacency.
“We come here to recharge ourselves. The government and ministry sets the agenda for us – the strategies for the future. We have to re-enforce ourselves. It’s an exciting time and makes us enthusiastic to work hard for Fiji. That’s the important thing, Fiji’s spending a lot of money and we have to show results.”
All ambassadors and high commissioners are attending a two day meeting in Suva to review Fiji’s Foreign Policy and strategies.