India, Fiji to enhance partnership in maritime security

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New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India and Fiji on Monday discussed expanded defence partnership in maritime security as Fijian Defence Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley.

An official statement said expanding cooperation in maritime security and naval cooperation were identified as an area of promise by the two ministers.

An MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance and disaster management was signed.

The visiting Fijian Minister was received by a Tri-Service Guard of Honour at the lawns of South Block, which houses the Defence Ministry.

He also laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.

Earlier in the day before his arrival in New Delhi, Kubuabola visited the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

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