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By Maika Bolatiki
Fiji’s newest mission was opened in Seoul, South Korea. yesterday by the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
This was confirmed from Korea by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
“Today, here in Seoul, Korea, we witnessed Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama commissioning the opening of Fiji’s new mission in Seoul, Korea,” Ratu Inoke said.
Speaking to members of the Korean National Assembly, the Diplomatic Corps and representatives from Korea’s private sector at the Westin Chosun Hotel, Commodore Bainimarama highlighted that the opening of the Fiji Embassy was expected to foster trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
“In this process, we open new markets for our goods and services, invite investment, develop and modernise our economy and improve the lives for all Fijians,” the Prime Minister said.
“I believe that Fiji has many exciting investment and partnership opportunities for Koreans. We also offer a number of attractive incentives for investment.”
The Prime Minister took the opportunity to inform guests on Fiji’s progress towards having the 2014 elections, the launch of the electronic voter registration (EVR) and the commencement of the constitutional consultation to confirm Fiji’s commitment to the achievement of a fundamental reform of democratic institutions in Fiji.
“This commitment to transparency, credibility and stability provides a reassuring message to investors and the international community that my Government is serious about its intention to rebuilding Fiji into a stable, peaceful and democratic nation,” the Prime Minister said.
With Fiji having a close relationship with South Korea for more than four decades stemming from 1971, the Prime Minister highlighted that Fiji has benefitted from technical and developmental assistance.
The Mission, located at Yongsan-gu, Seoul, is now headed by Ambassador Filimone Kau and two officers. Fiji is the 131st mission to open in South Korea.
Today, Commodore Bainimarama travels to Yeosu City by train to attend the Fiji Day celebration at the Expo 12 Yeosu Korea on July 21.
Speaking to the Fiji Sun before travelling to Korea, he said he was looking forward to be at the Fiji Day celebration.