CHINESE GOVERNMENT DONATES EQUIPMENT TO DEFENCE MINISTRY

The Government of the People?s Republic of China through its embassy in Suva today donated computing equipment to Fiji?s Ministry of Defence.

The head of the mission here in Suva, His Excellency Ambassador Huang Yong presented the equipment to the Minister for Defence, Joketani Cokanasiga and pointed out the commitment by China to deepen relations between the two nations.

In his presentation, Ambassador Yong said his country valued its relationship with Fiji in advancing bilateral cooperation and improving service delivery to the people.

?The relationship with Fiji is very significant to China in developing cooperation between our two countries,? he said.

?We are always ready to assist developing countries improve its service delivery to the people who would be the biggest beneficiary of our assistance.?

He added that though small in amount, the equipment would be put to good use in strengthening the ministry and improving its functions.

In receiving the equipment, Minister Cokanasiga expressed his gratitude to the Embassy for its assistance saying it would go a long way in improving the work done by the ministry.

?We are thankful to the Embassy which came to our aid in providing these equipments to be used to improve our services to all Fijians,? Mr Cokanasiga said.

?We hope the already strong relations we have will continue to strengthen in the many years to come.?

MINFO