The Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister Mr Yogesh Karan this morning met with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific Head Mr Ewen McDonald.
The discussions were centered on the Fiji-Australia Vuvale Partnership.
The partnership forges cooperation and consultation between Fiji and Australia, among which is the strengthening of the people-to-people links. The partnership also recognises the enhancement of Fiji and Australia’s security cooperation for the purpose of meeting common challenges and maintaining a secure region. It also emphasizes the need to foster closer institutional linkages in support of strong and inclusive societies.
At the meeting, it was discussed that the two countries must work towards progressing the partnership commitments further.
Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia H.E Luke Daunivalu, Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji H.E John Feakes and the Deputy Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister Mr Sakeasi Waikere.