The Prime Minister of Fiji, Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka and current Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum held a positive and successful meeting with the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Taneti Maamau in his first State visit yesterday (January 20th, 2023).
The meeting focused on strengthening bilateral relations between Fiji and Kiribati and discussed the restoration of unity in the Blue Pacific family.
At the meeting, both leaders acknowledged the strong kinship shared by Fiji and Kiribati, which has been founded on strong cultural identity, mutual respect and friendship.
The two leaders reaffirmed the need to collectively work in unity and promote regional cooperation as highlighted in the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations in 1979, Fiji and Kiribati have enjoyed close friendly relations as members of the Blue Pacific family.