India has committed the provision of ten vehicles to Fiji to assist in the conduct of democratic elections to be held on 17 September, 2014. In addition, India will also provide indelible ink for the elections, besides training to election and Parliamentary officials.
High Commissioner, Vinod Kumar handed over eight Mahindra vehicles to the Fijian Elections Office on 16 June, 2014 in the presence of Attorney General and Minister for Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. The remaining two vehicles are expected to arrive from India in the next few weeks.
Attorney General and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem expressed their gratitude to the Government of India for providing the vehicles and being supportive of Fiji as it holds “the first truly democratic elections”. They said that the vehicles would be used immediately for voter awareness programme, which is being formally launched today afternoon.
June 16, 2014
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