Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
Belgrade, Serbia, 05 September 2011:Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, in Belgrade for a Ministerial meeting of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) to commemorate its 50th year, paid a courtesy call to Serbian Prime Minister Mr Mirko Cvetkovic, followed by a bilateral meeting with Serbian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Vuk Jeremic, on the morning of 5 September 2011.
Premier Cvetkovic welcomed Minister Kubuabola to Serbia for the meeting of the Non Aligned Movement and stated his government’s keenness to build relations with NAM countries and the group as a whole. He expressed Serbia’s pleasure at being able to host this meeting of the largest grouping of countries bar the UN as a whole.
In a separate meeting, Minister Kubuabola and Minister Jeremic discussed bilateral relations, ranging from Serbia’s offer of 5 scholarships for Fiji students every year, cooperation in the UN and NAM matters. Minister Jeremic reiterated his government’s support for the position that no country can tell any other country how best to govern itself, and supported Fiji’s efforts at domestic reforms towards a sustainable democracy. Minister Kubuabola expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome proffered to him and invited Minister Jeremic to visit Fiji to build on bilateral relations.
Minister Kubuabola will present his statement at the NAM Ministerial meeting on the afternoon of 6 September 2011 in Belgrade.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs P. O. Box 2220 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji