Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
4th September 2012: Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, today, concluded bilateral discussion with his counterpart, H.E. Gregory Vashadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Georgia. Discussions between the Foreign Ministers focused on bilateral relations and international pressing issues. The visit is a demonstration of strengthening of relations between the two countries.
In the meeting, Minister Vashadze highlighted the need to develop more specific cooperation on areas such as culture, sports, science and other areas of mutual interest and demonstrated Georgia’s commitment to enhancing relations with the offer of six undergraduate scholarships to Fiji students. The scholarships will comprise three medical scholarships and three others to focus on areas to be determined by Fiji Government. Minister Vashadze also mentioned of Georgia’s readiness to assist Fiji where possible and looks forward to receiving Fiji’s preferred areas of assistance.
Earlier in the day, Minister Kubuabola attended a wreath-laying ceremony to the tomb of heroes sacrificing their lives for the unity of Georgia.
Minsiter Kubuabola is in Georgia from 4-6 September 2012 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Gregory Vashadze and is expected to speak at Georgia’s Ambassadorial Meeting, tomorrow, on 5th September 2012, where he will provide an update on Fiji’s path to democratic elections.
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