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President Konrote receives credentials from Cuban Ambassador to Fiji

His Excellency the President, Major General (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote yesterday received the credentials of the non-resident Cuban Ambassador to Fiji. President Konrote formalised the appointment of His Excellency Mario Rodriguez by accepting the letters of credence following the 25 member guard of honour by members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces that was […]

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April 2, 2016 10:38 am

His Excellency the President, Major General (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote yesterday received the credentials of the non-resident Cuban Ambassador to Fiji.

President Konrote formalised the appointment of His Excellency Mario Rodriguez by accepting the letters of credence following the 25 member guard of honour by members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces that was accorded to the new envoy.

His Excellency the President, Major General (ret'd) Jioji Konousi Konrote today received the credentials from non resident Cuban Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mario Rodriguez
His Excellency the President, Major General (ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote yesterday received the credentials from non resident Cuban Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mario Rodriguez. (DEPTFO)

During the meeting, Mr Rodriguez extended his country’s condolences for the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston to Fiji in February.

The South American envoy comes from a Foreign Service background as he has worked in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs after he had completed his studies in International Political Relations from the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana.

Mr Rodriguez has studied the Chinese language at the Peking University and has also undertaken a course on China’s Foreign Policy, 2007, from the College of International Relations in Beijing.

He has worked in various capacities at the Cuban Embassy to the People’s Republic of China and prior to his current appointment he was the assistant director to the Asia and Oceania Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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