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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Fiji PM Calls on Envoys to enhance Fiji's Foreign Policy

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15th February, 2012: Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning encouraged Fiji’s Heads of Missions (HOM’s) based in diplomatic missions worldwide to enhance Fiji’s foreign policy worldwide.

The Prime Minister urged Fiji’s envoys to look at opportunities to strengthen the country’s foreign agenda at the opening of the 2012 Heads of Missions Consultations. 

“With continued expansion, we must also enrich Fiji’s investment climate and rejuvenate private sector participation. In your deliberations this week, I encourage all of you to create innovative strategies that will enhance our engagement with the international community in a manner that is most effective and efficient”, Prime Minister Bainimarama said.   

Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation the meet is designed to provide government and these heads of missions the opportunity to look at foreign policy objectives. It will also provide a forum for the country’s envoys that represent Fiji in our 14 diplomatic missions, to also discuss common concerns, major government programmes and developments. 

“As Fiji continues to foster positive engagement and develop bilateral relationships, we must uphold the fundamentals of our key foreign policy interests. While maintaining our territorial integrity, we will rely on the transparency achieved through open dialogue to pursue progressive and effective partnerships”, Prime Minister told members of both the Fiji and foreign diplomatic corps, government officials and those from the private sector at this morning’s event. 

Following this morning’s opening function, the heads of missions paid a courtesy call to His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government House.