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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kiribati President congratulates Fiji on engaginging with the Pacific meet

By Ronald Deo
The Fiji Village
The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong has congratulated Fiji on hosting the first ever Enganging with the Pacific meet and stressed more such meetings need to be held.

This was the sentiment of President Tong when he met this morning with Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in a bilateral meeting, saying the meeting with Pacific Leaders was held in a truly Pacific way through frank and open Talanoa sessions.

President Anote said the atmosphere and tone of the first ever Engaging with the Pacific Meeting which was held in Fiji last week, is what needs to be restored in the Pacific Islands Forum.

Commodore Bainimarama also acknowledged President Tong's presence and comments, adding that whilst his critics had their say on the meeting, the Fiji Government was open and transparent about its intention of the meeting, which is to inform the Pacific Leaders of the progresses that the country was undergoing through the implementation of the current reform programs under the Roadmap to Democracy as well as through the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.

Commodore Bainimarama thanked President Tong for his openness and frank discussions on the Fiji situation during the meeting.

This was also reflected in the overall position of the Pacific Island countries in supporting Fiji's Roadmap.

He added that comments made by President Tong was very good for Fiji as this, in fact is what the Pacific Islands is known for and that which is to support each other’s development.


  1. I am pleased to see the two economic powerhouses of the Pacific finally unite: What a team they make. With foreign aid accounting for more than 50 % of Kiribati's gross domestic product there will be a lot of room to shed the neo-colonial aid shackles. FB and Mr Tong certainly have my blessing as a taxpayer.

  2. international recognitionJuly 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    What a great step forward for the Fiji military junta to be recognised by...wait for it...Kiribati!!! Apparently this resource rich nation will now replace the EU as the funder for the collapsing sugar industry!!
    What a success story for the illegal fiji foreign affairs minister!!!
    The fiji ministry of propoganda should really capitalise on this one....are you awake ms goebbels?

  3. Yep. What a pack of clowns.


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