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Media Release

Ambassador Cavuilati meets Dean of Diplomatic Corp, Jakarta

  

19th May 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia: Fiji’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati yesterday Wednesday 18th May met with the Dean of the Diplomatic Corp in Jakarta, His Excellency Mr. Yousif Rashid Alsharhan, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Jakarta.

Ambassador Cavuilati briefed Ambassador Alsharhan on Fiji’s Look North policy and explained Fiji’s desire to join the Non Aligned Movement.

Ambassador Alsharhan responded that Fiji has established its Embassy in Jakarta at the right time given Indonesia's place and influence in ASEAN and Asia as a whole; and being a founding member of NAM.

Ambassador Alsharhan is keen to assist Fiji anyway he can beginning with organising a meeting between Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Ratu Inoke Kubuabola with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheik Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan at the margins of the NAM meeting in Bali from 24-27 May this year.

The Dean is also organising a welcome reception for Ratu Tui and three other (Cyprus, South Korea and Japan) new Ambassadors to Indonesia Thursday evening today 19th May 2011.

(Photo caption: HE Ratu Tui Cavuilati with HE Mr. Yousif Rashid Alsharhan)