June 28, 2012

Ambassador of Fiji presents credential to ASEAN sec-gen

Wednesday 27th of June 2012

JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 27 -- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Fiji to Indonesia Seremaia Tui Cavuilati presented his Letter of Credence on Tuesday, June 26 to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan. 

Surin commended the growth of the tourism sector in Fiji and also encouraged Ambassador Cavuilati to further explore cooperation in areas of competence and interests to both ASEAN and Fiji, according to a press release by ASEAN.

ASEAN said Surin encouraged Fiji to play a greater role in enhancing cooperation between ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), of which Fiji is one of the member-states. 

In his conversation with Surin, Ambassador Cavuilati said that his accreditation reflected Fiji’s high interest to cooperate closer with the region. The Ambassador also informed Surin that Fiji looks forward to creating more effective relationship with ASEAN and to strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two sides.

The Ambassador further introduced some potential areas of cooperation with ASEAN, such as sugar industry, mineral resources, manufacturing, forestry, fisheries, climate change, technology, health pandemics and tourism, ASEAN said.

ASEAN reported that the two officials also discussed the political and economic developments in the region and ways to strengthen the ASEAN-Fiji cooperation. (ASEAN)

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