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Bainimarama receives support from Solomon Islands

A cheque of $156,580 was received by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which began in Honiara yesterday. The donation will be used for victims of TC Winston, was given by PM Bainimarama’s Solomon Islands counterpart, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. PM Bainimarama thanked the people and Government of the Solomon Islands for […]

Staff Writers

July 13, 2016 9:04 am

A cheque of $156,580 was received by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) which began in Honiara yesterday.

The donation will be used for victims of TC Winston, was given by PM Bainimarama’s Solomon Islands counterpart, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama receiving donation from Solomon Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. (DEPTFO)
Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama receiving donation from Solomon Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. (DEPTFO)

PM Bainimarama thanked the people and Government of the Solomon Islands for their donation and emphasised the importance of regional cooperation in rebuilding from natural disasters.

BAINIMARAMA: “This year, we in Fiji took a heavy blow, but regardless of where these storms make landfall, every Pacific nation needs to support each other in times of crisis. This generous assistance from the Solomon Islands is greatly appreciated by me and the Fijian people and will not be forgotten.”

Prime Minister Sogovare said it was in everyone’s interest to ensure that Fiji was supported in their time of need.

Another donation of $87,578 was received from the Fijian community in Honiara towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to support victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

BAINIMARAMA: “No matter the physical distances that separate us, we as Fijians share a common bond of nationhood that keeps our connections strong, and we have seen that today through this generous donation.”

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Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama receives a cheque from Fijians living in the Solomon Islands. (Fijian Government).

Bainimarama is currently in Honiara attending the Pacific Islands Develop Forum Leadership Summit and the Melanesian Spearhead Group Special Leadership Retreat.

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