Chief Justice Anthony Gates is acting President in the absence of President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
This was confirmed by the President’s Office yesterday.
Ratu Epeli is in Hong Kong and is expected to hold private meetings with businesses, including major hotel owners there. He is accompanied by his official secretary, Joeli Rokovada.
Fiji's Ambassador to China Sir James Ah Koy will aid the series of meetings.
Ratu Epeli’s itinerary has not been revealed because of security reasons.
He is expected to return to the country later this week and undertake a tour to visit those that were affected during Cyclone Tomas.