Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
18th September 2012: Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th were busy for the staff of the Fiji High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa as they participated in the second Diplomatic Fair for this year 2012. The first was held in February.
The Diplomatic Fair was an opportunity to showcase Fiji's diverse culture, traditions and its range of products. On display at the Fiji booth were products from the few companies that responded to the requests for samples. Fiji displayed Fiji Water, Pure Fiji shirts from Robert Kennedy who produces shirts for Tapoos and Moira Solvalu, one of our rising designers.
Fiji’s High Commissioner, Beniamino Salacakau said there was a lot of interest in the Fiji products. Many of the thousands of visitors to the Fiji booth were fascinated by the unique Fiji designs and quality on display. The designs and material make-up of the tapa was an item of much curiosity. The unique scents of Pure Fiji’s body mist prompted many offers to buy them off our shelves. A number of contacts were made as some businesses showed interest in marketing some of the Fiji products into South Africa. (Photo caption: First Secretary, Sisalo Otealagi extolling the virtues of Pure Fiji products to a curious visitor. Other products can be seen on display here in the Fiji booth.)
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