India will keep working together with Fiji: President

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings to the government and people of Fiji on the occasion of the island-nation’s Independence Day and said India will continue to partner Fiji in various fields.

In a message to Fiji President Jioji Konousi Konrote, Mukherjee said, “On behalf of the government and people of India, it is with pleasure that I convey warm greetings to your excellency, the government and the people of Fiji on the occasion of your Independence Day.”

“It is a matter of satisfaction that the bilateral relations between our two countries are growing stronger… India will continue to partner Fiji in the field of Information Technology (IT), tele-medicine, tele-education and renewable energy,” he said.

Mukherjee said that India’s dialogue with the Pacific island countries, under the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC), at the FIPIC-I Summit held in Suva in November 2014 and FIPIC-II in Jaipur in August 2015, “has given us opportunities to understand and address the challenges faced by Pacific island countries”.

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“I am confident that the relations between India and Fiji will continue to strengthen in the years to come for the benefit of our respective peoples,” he said.



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