PRIME MINISTER BAINIMARAMA MEETS AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

PRIME MINISTER BAINIMARAMA MEETS AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER

The Prime Minister Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama this morning met with the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop in Suva today.

During their meeting, Prime Minister Bainimarama expressed his gratitude to the Australian Government for assisting Fiji in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Prime Minister Bainimarama also briefed Julie Bishop on relief and recovery works undertaken around the country.

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister commended the Fijian Government and the people for being resilient in the aftermath of TC Winston.

Minister Bishop arrived in Fiji yesterday afternoon and headed straight to Koro Island to see the rehabilitation work carried out on the Island.

“Yesterday, I visited Koro Island and it was quite extreme to see the devastation. However, I must congratulate your Government for the preparedness and warnings given to the local people.”

Bishop also met with Foreign Affairs Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola this morning before departing for Rakiraki where she visited Penang Sangam Primary School and Rakiraki Hospital.

Source: http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/PRIME-MINISTER-BAINIMARAMA-MEETS-AUSTRALIAN-FOREIG.aspx

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