United States President Barack Obama has sent a message to the people of Fiji on it's Independence Day.
Addressed to the people of Fiji, Obama congratulates Fiji saying "the US will continue to stand with the people of Fiji in their pursuit of a brighter future".
The message as it appears on the US Embassy website in Fiji is below:
To the People of Fiji:
On behalf of the American People, I congratulate the people of the Republic of the Fiji Islands on the thirty-ninth anniversary of Fiji's independence on October 10.
We enjoy a friendship founded on the mutual commitments of our societies to peace, freedom, the rule of law, and democratic ideals. It is through our shared commitment to these ideals that the friendhship between our countries has developed so strongly over the years.
As Fiji celebrates its Independence Day, the United States continues to stand with the people of Fiji in their pursuit of a brighter future.