As conventional partners in the Pacific family members, Aotearoa New Zealand plus Fiji have today restored their commitment to advance shared aspirations in building an inclusive, resilient, secure and sustainable future for our Glowing blue Pacific Continent. Leading Minister Rabuka said Fiji looks forward for New Zealand’s continued support in the fulfilment of our collective vision within the 2050 Strategy for the Azure Pacific Continent. He or she said he will do their utmost best to nurture more powerful regional solidarity by functioning closely with the Pacific Island leaders. Prime Minister Rabuka’s official visit to Kiribati tomorrow to meet Kiribati’s President, Their Excellency Taneti Maamau for your bilateral discussions is an important action taken in rebuilding Pacific’s oneness. She mentioned that Aotearoa New Zealand also strongly welcomes the vital role that Fiji plays in our collective pursuit as a Pacific family to produce an inclusive, resilient, safe and sustainable future pertaining to Blue Pacific Continent. This was articulated this afternoon in a introductory call received by Prime Minister and Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka from the New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji, Her Excellency Mrs. Charlotte Darlow. Accompanying Higher Commissioner Darlow at this meeting at the Office of the Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) (OPM), was the Deputy High Commissioner Alex Shahryar-Davies plus First Secretary Hone Patrick. Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka thanked High Commissioner Darlow and her team for the fruitful discussions they had on further strengthening Fiji’s partnership with New Zealand. He stated Fiji and New Zealand are great friends and share typical values that unites us as a Pacific family with cultural and historical significance. “We are proud to work hand-in-hand along with Fiji on an extensive array of mutually important issues, one example is on economic resilience, interpersonal wellbeing, climate change plus disaster management, security, plus beyond. Through our shared values and priorities, we all reaffirm our commitment to work together on and advance the Duavata Partnership, ” stated High Commissioner Darlow. Excellent Minister Rabuka said Fiji is grateful to Brand new Zealand for their tremendous support provided to Fiji and the Pacific family, over the years. He or she said the Duavata Collaboration signifies a new level of extended strategic cooperation and collectively Fiji and New Zealand will build stronger assistance in areas of economic strength, social well-being, climate modify, amongst other areas of advancement. In his capacity as the brand new Chair for the Pacific Island destinations Forum, Prime Minister Rabuka spoke on the immediate priorities of the Forum to get back together the Pacific family and he or she also appreciated New Zealand’s commitment to the Forum loved ones. High Commissioner Darlow echoed the congratulatory messages to Prime Minister Rabuka as well as the new members of the Fiji Government from Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Jacinda Ardern, and Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta, who are both looking forward to reconnecting in-person with members of the brand new Fiji Government. High Commissioner Darlow congratulated Prime Minister Rabuka on his election as Primary Minister of Fiji and Minister for Foreign Affairs, and noted that the New Zealand Government is looking towards working closely with the new Fiji Government. He commended New Zealand’s on-going support to Fiji as well as the Pacific family through their development assistance program including areas of defense and protection, trade and investment, education and learning, health, humanitarian assistance and labour mobility through the Regarded Seasonal Employers (RSE) plan. He acknowledged that Brand new Zealand is home to a large Fijian diaspora and there are for you to further strengthen the people to the people links between our 2 nations. “Aotearoa New Zealand and Fiji hold solid bilateral relations and share the warm and enduring friendship. We work closely jointly across a wide range of shared bilateral issues, as well as working because partners on a number of very important issues for our Pacific area and for the world. We will keep strengthen these relationships along with Prime Minister Rabuka’s Government.