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Government receives assistance from Japanese parliament

The Fijian Government, through its mission in Japan, this week received a financial donation from the members of the Japanese Parliamentary League. Ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga received the donation from Member of Parliament Hon. Fukushiro Nukaga, chairman of the Japan/Fiji Parliamentary Friendship League. Ambassador Mataitoga while accepting the generous donation from Mr Nukaga, expressed deep appreciation […]

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April 12, 2016 9:33 am

The Fijian Government, through its mission in Japan, this week received a financial donation from the members of the Japanese Parliamentary League.

The Hon Mr. Fukushiro Nukaga MP handing the donation Ambassador Mataitoga on behalf of the members of the Japan/Fiji Parliamentary Friendship League. (DEPFTO)
The Hon Mr. Fukushiro Nukaga MP handing the donation Ambassador Mataitoga on behalf of the members of the Japan/Fiji Parliamentary Friendship League. (DEPFTO)

Ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga received the donation from Member of Parliament Hon. Fukushiro Nukaga, chairman of the Japan/Fiji Parliamentary Friendship League.

Ambassador Mataitoga while accepting the generous donation from Mr Nukaga, expressed deep appreciation and gratitude of the Government and people of Fiji to the Japanese Government and people for their support towards Fiji in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston on 20 – 21 February this year.

He emphasised the need for further Japanese assistance, in the rebuilding stage post-TC Winston, in ensuring a more resilient and safe community would be developed.

Ambassador Mataitoga said Fiji would bounce back from this experience, more mature, resilient and a safer country as we learn the lessons of TC Winston.

Also,in attendance were three ministers and seven other Members of the Japanese Parliament, who personally expressed their condolences for the loss of life caused by TC Winston and to show their solidarity and empathy towards Fiji and its people during this difficult time.

The handing over ceremony was held at the Japanese Parliamentary Complex in Tokyo.

The donation will be initially deposited in the bank account opened in Tokyo for the PM’s TC Winston Relief and Rehabilitation Appeal before it will be sent to the main account in Fiji, at the end of the appeal period which is 31 May 2016

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