Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka met with the Rarotonga Fijian Community last night, where he expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the traditional welcome ceremony extended to him and his delegation.
The Prime Minister acknowledged the honor bestowed upon him as the Prime Minister of Fiji to be accorded a full ceremony in another country.
During the event, Prime Minister Rabuka acknowledged the traditional chiefs of the Cook Islands and urged the Fijian diaspora to foster peaceful coexistence with the traditional chiefs, as well as the government and the people of the Cook Islands.
He emphasised the significance and depth of the words spoken during the ceremony, expressing his hope, wishes, and prayers for abundant blessings from God upon the Fijian community.
Recognising the sacrifices made by those present at the event, he emphasised the importance of maintaining harmonious relationships and working together for the betterment of both nations.
The meeting between Prime Minister Rabuka and the Rarotonga Fijian Community marks a significant step towards strengthening the ties between Fiji and the Cook Islands.
It highlights the mutual respect and appreciation shared by both nations, as well as the commitment to fostering cultural exchange and cooperation.