PM dispels rumours of Fiji’s financial sustainability

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama meets members of the Fijian community in Sydney. Picture: SUPPLIED

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has dispelled rumours of Fiji’s financial sustainability and reassured the Fijian diaspora community of the health of the Fijian economy

While speaking to the Fijian community in Sydney, Australia, Mr Bainimarama said “Our country is not what it was fifteen years ago. We’re capitalising on our prime geographic position, transforming our nation into a funnel for investment and technology,” he said.

“We’re supporting businesses to allow for cashless transactions and utilise e-payment gateways to step into the world of digital commerce. For those who are considering reclaiming your Fijian citizenship, we’ve just received our new Fijian e-passports last week.  As you know, under my Government, we now allow for Fijians to hold multiple citizenships.

“The benefits of that offer are now bigger than ever, as these new e-passports allow for seamless, efficient travel in the world’s airports and immigration systems for our people, while strengthening the security of our own borders as well.

“You may all be settled in Sydney, but your Fijian pride beats as strongly in your hearts as it does in the hearts of Fijians across our islands today.”

Meanwhile, the Mr Bainimarama and his delegation will meet Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a church service tomorrow morning.

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