Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
The Fiji Embassy Jakarta celebrated the 2012 Fiji Day at the Borobudur Hotel on Wednesday, 10/10/12, with Heads of Diplomatic Mission & staff, Business organisations, Friends of Fiji and the Fijian community in Indonesia.
Ambassador Yuri Thamrin, Director General for Asia- Pacific and African Affairs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia was the chief guest for this year’s celebration. He expressed his sincere grati- tude and appreciation on the cordial relations that existed between Fiji and Indonesia. He further en- couraged the enhancement of bilateral relations between the two countries in the areas of Education, Agriculture, and Trade to name a few. He later extended the best wishes of the Government and People of Indonesia to the Government and People of Fiji.
Ambassador Cavuilati thanked all the guests that attended the Celebration and provided an extensive update on the political developments in Fiji which includes the electoral reforms, Fiji’s Road Map to Democracy and other important reforms undertaken by Government. Ambassador Cavuilati explained that the Fiji Embassy was opened in April last year in line with Government’s “Look North Policy” and is also accredited to Singapore and ASEAN.
With reference to ‘Put up a Flag and Put down a Lovo’, the Fiji Embassy Jakarta also organised an infor- mal gathering together with a Lovo Dinner and Meke on Saturday 06/10/12 as a build up programme to the Fiji Day celebration. Guests that attended this gathering included former Diplomats that served in the Indonesian Embassy in Fiji, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, executive employees on various sectors, international teachers, rugby players and Friends of Fiji.
The main objective of the gathering was to establish a Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association with the objective of promoting Public Diplomacy.
(Snapshots from the Fiji Day Celebration)
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