Diplomacy

Fiji, Portugal look to better economic and political cooperation

Fiji’s Ambassador to Belgium, and Permanent Representative to the European Union, presented his credentials as Fiji’s non-resident Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic. At a ceremony to mark the occasion, Ambassador Deo Saran presented his credentials to the President of Portugal, H.E Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva and conveyed warm greetings from the Fijian President, H.E Major […]

Staff Writers

January 23, 2016 9:10 pm

Fiji’s Ambassador to Belgium, and Permanent Representative to the European Union, presented his credentials as Fiji’s non-resident Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic.

At a ceremony to mark the occasion, Ambassador Deo Saran presented his credentials to the President of Portugal, H.E Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva and conveyed warm greetings from the Fijian President, H.E Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote.

While presenting his Letters of Credence, Ambassador Saran spoke on the long-standing relations and friendship shared with the Government and people of Portugal, going back 1977.
H.E President Silva reciprocated by thanking Fiji for reaching out and establishing bilateral ties and said that there are some areas of economic and political cooperation that would be beneficial to the two countries.
Before the presentation of his credentials, Ambassador Saran met with Portugal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs secretary general Ms Ana Martinho and the Ministry’s Director of Services for the Asia and Oceania region, Mr Jose Pedro Machado Viera.
Saran briefed them on the recent developments taking place back in Fiji. Secretary General Martinho expressed the Government of Portugal’s appreciation for the Fijian Government’s support and its desire to strengthen bilateral relations as well as the multilateral relations shared through the European Union.

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