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Media Release

Fiji Offers Consul Status to Kazakhstan

minister faic6th June, 2012: Fiji has agreed for the Republic of Kazakhstan to have an Honorary Consul based here to further strengthen and boost relations between the two countries.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola offered this to the Kazakhstan’s Non – Resident Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Beibut Atamkulov during a meeting in Suva yesterday.

The Fijian Foreign Minister said the invitation to the Republic of Kazakhstan to have an Honorary Consul in Fiji would further expedite working relations between the two countries.

Since independence in 1991, Kazakhstan has pursued a balanced foreign policy and worked to develop its economy, especially its hydrocarbon industry.

This could further enhance people to people relations with Fiji opening three weekly flight routes to Hong Kong and Korea.

Mr Atamkulov is appreciative of this visit because it is an opportunity for him to learn about Fiji and to witness the beauty of this country.

“I am most happy to be here and to witness the beauty of nature in Fiji,” Mr Atamkulov said.

He said that a group of Kazakh businessmen would be invited to come to Fiji to look at possible business prospects in the country, especially in the tourism sector.

Mr Atamkulov is also keen in Fiji’s aviation industry after discovering the three weekly flights to Hong Kong and Korea.

“For the 500,000 Kazakh tourists that leave their country for warmer places during winter, the news about these weekly flights is indeed promising,” Mr Atamkulov said.

Source: Fiji Government online portal