HON. PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA’S SPEECH AT THE FIJI – AUSTRALIA BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka I’m delighted to be here for this Roundtable discussion on the state of the Fijian economy and in particular the opportunities for investment and doing business in Fiji. As you know, I am now the Foreign Minister as well as Prime Minister and to assist us this morning in particular [...]

HON. PM VOREQE BAINIMARAMA AT THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIJI’S INCLUSION IN THE AUSTRALIAN RUGBY UNION NATIONAL COMPETITION

The Chairman, Directors, CEO and Senior Executives of the Australian Rugby Union, Representatives of the Australian Government, Peter Horne and Bruce Cook of World Rugby, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula Vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all. This is an important day for Fiji and for every Fijian rugby fan. And I’m delighted as [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS AT THE FIFTEENTH COMMONWEALTH FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTERS’ MEETING

Small States and Vulnerable States Mr. Chairman Fiji believes that the extreme weather events and rising sea levels caused by climate change pose the biggest single threat to small and vulnerable states like our own. Which is why we have chosen to take a lead in global forums on this issue and are pressing home [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS FOR 21 SEPTEMBER HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON THE PARIS AGREEMENT

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to express my deep thanks to the Secretary-General for hosting this event, and for his nine years of unflagging commitment and leadership to advancing global progress on climate change. Mr. Secretary-General, you have elevated climate change to the top of the global agenda, and helped mobilize the consensus needed [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA ADDRESS TO THE 71ST SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2016

The President of the General Assembly, The Secretary General of the United Nations, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Bula Vinaka and a very good morning/ afternoon to you all. Mr President, This is a special moment for Fiji as you assume the Presidency of the 71st session of the General Assembly – the first Fijian and the [...]

HON PM REMARKS AT THE RECEPTION HOSTED IN HONOR OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE 71ST SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, Heads of States, Fellow Heads of Governments, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all, Tonight is a proud moment for Fiji as we honour one of our own – the first Fijian to assume the Presidency of the [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA REMARKS AT THE FIJI-SWEDEN OCEANS SUMMIT EVENT

The Deputy Prime Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Change of Sweden, The Minister for the Environment, Energy and Maritime Affairs of France, The President of the UN General Assembly, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, Bula vinaka and a very good afternoon/evening to you all. Next June, the community of nations will gather in New [...]

HON PM BAINIMARAMA – HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Heads of States and Governments, Excellencies and distinguished delegates, Bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. The issue that confronts us is one of the most vexed and painful for any nation that values human rights – the great suffering we have all witnessed as a result of the mass movement of [...]

HON. PM BAINIMARAMA’S SPEECH AT THE LAUNCH OF TELECOM FIJI LIMITED’S CONNECT 4G+ TECHNOLOGY

Honourable Ministers; Members of the Diplomatic Corp; TFL Board, CEO, Management and Staff; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen. Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all. Just under one year ago, I had the pleasure of joining many of you to launch the TFL wireless broadband service. And today, after notching up another [...]

HON. PM BAINIMARAMA’S SPEECH AT THE FIJI SEVASHRAM SANGHA GANESH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS

Your Excellency, Vishwas Vidu Sapkal, Indian High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, Honourable Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts, My Fellow Fijians, Bula vinaka and Namaste It is a pleasure for me to be here today as part of this grand Nationwide Ganesh Utsav 2016. Of course, my part is [...]