Fiji and Australia collaboration has reached new heights under the Vuvale Partnership with strengthened people-to-people links and a renewed sense of commitment.
In recognition of this partnership, Australia’s Charge D’Affaires to Fiji, Mr John Williams highlighted that the Vuvale partnership is a cultural shift that entails the need to engage in each other in the spirit of genuine two-way partnership.
Mr Williams was speaking at the Australia Day reception at the Australian High Commission in Suva last night and among invited guests were Prime Minister Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka, cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic corp, senior officials as well as Australian citizens who work in Fiji.
At the Australia Day reception held at the Australian High Commission last-night, Acting Chief of Protocol Paula Daurewa reaffirmed the Fijian Government’s unwavering commitment to continuously work closely with Australia in building a brighter future for the two nations and for the Pacific region as a whole.
“Australians have played a crucial role in Fiji’s tourism recovery following the opening of our borders in December 2021, and last month, over 42,000 Aussie visitors were welcomed to our shores.”
“Fiji continues to see several investment projects in the pipeline come from Australia across a broad range of sectors, including education, renewable energy, green technology, ICT infrastructure, and business process outsourcing, to name a few. It is pleasing to note that in this time of great need, we are bearing witness to the powerful resilience and solidarity of the Pacific spirit,” Acting Chief of Protocol, Mr. Daurewa added.