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Media Release

UAE Foreign Minister to visit Fiji

Feb 16, 2015- United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin  Al Nahyan arrived to Fiji this week for bilateral discussions with his Fijian counterpart , Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.  He will also be meeting with the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General and the Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications. 

“We welcome the visit of His Highness to Fiji. This is second his visit to Fiji  since we established our Diplomatic Relations with the UAE on 17 March 2010.," said Mr Kubuabola.

" This reflects our strong bilateral relations and our close cooperation in multilateral fora, particularly at the United Nations.  We opened our Embassy in the UAE on 2 September 2012 in recognition of our growing close relations," he added.

His Highness will also take the opportunity to inaugurate a solar photovoltaic micro grid project that brings clean energy to some of Fiji’s outer islands, namely Kadavu, Lakeba and Rotuma . 

Constructed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the clean energy project is the third financed from the United Arab Emirates’ $50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, through the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).