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6 - 17 November 2017  
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     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Foreign Affairs Ministry welcome Ratu Inoke

SUVA - Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola is looking forward to guide Fiji's foreign policy to another level.
 
Ratu Inoke whose journey as the overseer of all those working tirelessly to maintain Fiji's foreign relations was renewed when he was sworn in before President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau on Wednesday said that he was happy to continue as the Foreign Affairs Minister.
 
Been the Minister of Fiji's external relations since 2009, Ratu Inoke said that Fiji's foreign policy had undergone a paradigm shift since 2007.
 
Ratu Inoke who was accorded a humble welcoming ceremony by the management and staff of the ministry in Suva today said he was looking forward to the work laid out for him in the next four years.
 
Ratu Inoke told the members of his ministry that he enjoyed working with them for the past five years and was looking forward to working with them in this new term.
 
He encouraged to maintain their hard work and sacrifices and to work with him steer the ministry forward.
 
With Fiji's foreign policy adopting a "Friend to All and Enemy to None" stance, Ratu Inoke believed the onus was on every members of the ministry to achieve that objective.
 
Fiji has opened its missions in Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, Abhu Dhabi, Geneva and Shanghai during Ratu Inoke's leadership.
 
Fiji has formal diplomatic relations with 163 countries.
 
Ratu Inoke who was enroute for the Climate Change Summit in New York early had to return from Seoul for the swearing in ceremony.
 
He is flying out of the country tonight with Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Voreqe Bainimarama for the United Nations General Assembly and other side meetings.
 
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