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Fiji’s Embassy in Geneva is officially opened today by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The newly established missions will handle international obligations under the United Nations which Fiji is a signatory to. Forein Affairs Permanent Secretary Amena Yauvoli says this is also in line with the government policy to enhance relationship and cooperation with other countries. ‘Initially right now the office is mandated to look at about more than thirty organizations based in Geneva apart from being accredited the confederation of Switzerland which is the host government ’ Nazhat Shameem, Fiji’s Permanent Representative is already in Geneva.
Fiji is ready to open its new Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland, in March next year. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amena Yauvoli. PACNEWS reports $2.5 million has been allocated for the new mission. Yauvoli says they are hoping to have the opening done by the Prime Minister in March.
The Fijian ambassador to Korea and his wife have been booked on charges of stealing dogs. Yongsan police said that the ambassador and his wife are accused of running off with a Shih Tzu and a Pekingese in February this year after the owner of a bar in Itaewon handed them over for the couple to hold while he closed the venue. Based on the bar owner’s account and surveillance camera footage, police summoned the ambassador and his wife for questioning last week. But the two did not turn up. “The ambassador and his wife deny the accusation claiming they thought the bar owner had given the dogs to them,” a police investigator said. Police have now retrieved the animals and returned them to their owner. Police say another summons will be sent to the couple later this month. If they ignore it again, police intend to hand the case over to prosecutors. The couple are not expected to face criminal penalties because they enjoy diplomatic immunity.
Brazil will be opening its new embassy in Fiji early next year. Brazilian Under Secretary General of Political Affairs, Ministry of External Trade, Ambassador Maria Reis confirmed this while paying a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Amena Yauvoli. Yauvoli said the new initiative would deepen political, economic and developmental cooperation between the two countries considering that Brazil is one of the strong members of developing countries of the Group of 77 and China. Fiji has an embassy in Brasilia the capital of Brazil.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will inaugurate the embassy in Abu Dhabi, this Sunday. Bainimarama hopes Fiji’s new diplomatic ties with the UAE will boost the agriculture sector, as well as provide a gateway to the Middle East. About 227 Fijians are living in the UAE and most of them are working in the aviation and health sectors.
Newsline: Fiji PM to open embassy in Abu DhabiPrime Minister Voreqe Bainimara will be opening Fiji’s new embassy in Abu Dhabi at the end of this month. For this reason – he will not be attending the Non-Alligned Movement (NAM) Leaders Summit in Tehran, Iran. Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola will lead Fiji’s delegation to the NAM summit on the 30th and 31st of this month. The new embassy is expected to boost economic activity between the two countries.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has left for Korea and will open Fiji’s embassy in Seoul. Bainimarama says Fiji has long been friends with Korea through the diplomatic ties and trade relations – adding the opening of the new embassy is another turning stone. He is accompanied by senior government officials – including Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.