Fiji’s mission in Brussels commended

Minister for Foreign Affairs Inia Seruiratu with the staff at the Fiji Embassy in Brussels. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI’S Embassy in Brussels has been commended for the role it plays in strengthening Fiji’s multilateral and bilateral relations in Europe, especially in the areas of trade, agriculture, political development, and climate change.

At a briefing yesterday to Minister for Foreign Affairs Inia Seruiratu, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU) in Brussels Ambassador Deo Saran said the mission’s role was diverse and vast in terms of accreditation.

In welcoming Mr Seruiratu to Brussels and to the Fiji Embassy, Mr Saran said the embassy was one of Fiji’s unique mission in the sense that it carried out both multilateral and bilateral work.

“The mission is accredited to more than 11 European countries and 14 international organisations that operates in the field of trade, political development, peace and security, agriculture, climate, culture and education, and tourism,” Mr Saran was quoted saying in a Government statement.

In his brief, he said the mission’s strategic priorities included the consultations and negotiations on Post-2020 relations between the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union.
It is also to strengthen bilateral ties with EU countries of accreditation focusing on investments, tourism, climate change and oceans diplomacy, strengthen multilateral corporation with United Nations and international agencies.

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