The People’s Republic of China stands ready to work with Fiji to expand the friendly trades and promote China plus Fiji’s comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.
The above was conveyed today to the Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka, at an preliminary courtesy call from the Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) ad temporary Mr. Wang Xuguang of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. In response, Mr. Wang reaffirmed the congratulations from the Chinese language Premier Li Keqiang to Prime Minister Rabuka on his successful election and reasserted China’s support to strengthen cooperation with Fiji to benefit both nations’. “China and Fiji are good friends’, partners’ plus brothers’ who always respect each other and pursue typical development. Our friendship stands strong in good times as well as challenging times. China likes the Fiji Government for adhering to the One-China Principle. China will seek more opportunities to advance the two countries’ cooperation by synergising the Belt and Road Initiative and the Global Development Effort with the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, ” CDA Wang said. Best Minister Sitiveni Rabuka thanked the People’s Republic of China for the support they have got provided to Fiji, over the years. The contributions of Chinese community towards nation building and improving the financial and social status of Fiji and the Pacific, was also acknowledged. CDA Wang said that “I firmly believe that below your strong leadership, the Fijian people will make new and greater achievements in the nationwide development and friendship among our two peoples’ will be further strengthened. ” “The Chinese Government also stands ready to do more in many fields that include agriculture, fisheries, poverty decline and climate response and also disaster prevention. This is the vibrant reflection of our friendly relationships and hope it may calm the economic recovery of Fiji. Through close cohesiveness, we are determined to bring considerably more tangible benefits to the people associated with Fiji, ” CDA Wang stated The particular meeting provided an opportunity to talk about the prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation in the key areas of socioeconomic development. On regional cooperation, Prime Minister Rabuka outlined the immediate priorities, he will pursue as the brand new Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum to restore the solidarity of the Forum family. This individual reasserted Fiji’s commitment to work closely with all the development partners in the fulfilment of the group vision of the 2050 Technique for the Blue Pacific Region. He thanked Mr. Wang for the conversations they had on strengthening the mutual collaboration between Fiji and China. He said Fiji and Cina have shared friendly relations over the last 48 years and reaffirmed the Fiji Government’s support to the “One China Principle”- which is a long-standing global consensus.
Prime Minister Rabuka said Fiji will be guided by the principles of shared respect and meaningful collaboration to advance the common development priorities. On behalf of the Government as well as the people of Fiji, Primary Minister Rabuka conveyed their best wishes to the People’s Republic of China on the occasion of the Chinese New Season 2023- Year of the Bunny, signifying self-reflection, prosperity and peace.


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