The congratulatory messages continues to be conveyed to our Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sitiveni Rabuka, from leaders in the Pacific and around the world.
In a congratulatory letter, the Prime Minister for the Republic of France, Hon. Ms. Elisabeth Borne extended her sincerest congratulations and best wishes to Prime Minister Rabuka.
She said France very attentively followed the Fiji elections in which French observers participated, and she is particularly pleased to commend the civic-minded behaviour and democratic values that Fiji citizens demonstrated throughout the process.
“As you know, France is also a Pacific nation. As part of France’s and the European Union’s strategies regarding the Indo-Pacific, the French Government intends to build France’s ties with the States and organisations in the region in tangible terms, and with Fiji in particular to tackle major challenges, including fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity.
“We will be by your side as you carry out your mandate and we hope that our two countries’ relationship of friendship and cooperation will grow even stronger in the future, on the basis of shared values and positions in the international arena,” said Prime Minister Borne.
In a congratulatory letter, President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said, “On the occasion of your election as Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, I extend cordial congratulations to you, while reiterating my desire to continue strengthening the ties of friendship between our countries.”
President of the French Polynesia His Excellency, Mr Edouard Fritch also congratulated Prime Minister Rabuka and he reaffirmed French Polynesia’s longstanding relationship and friendship with Fiji.
“I am aware of your commitment and dedication to the prosperity of the Islands nations and territories of the Pacific. I look forward to working closely with you to further deepen the historical ties, as well as to strengthening our mutual cooperation for the benefit of our two countries.
“Your tenure as Prime Minister is crucial to maintain continuity in the region’s Foreign policy with our Forum Leaders as framed by the 2050 strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
“Your election as the head of the multi-party coalition clearly demonstrates the trust of your people in your leadership deeply rooted in the fundamental values of your country,” President Fritch said.