Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has congratulated the Hon. Shinzo ABE (MP), on his recent re-election as Prime Minister of Japan.

In his congratulatory note, the Fijian Prime Minister said he looked forward to developing the Fiji-Japan relations following the re-election of his Japanese counterpart.

“I write to express my warmest and most sincere congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister of Japan, following the success of your political party, in the recent election for the House of Representatives in the Japanese Parliament?, Prime Minister Bainimarama said.

“Considering the great importance in maintaining the excellent relations that exist between our two countries, I am convinced that during your term in office, that we will deepen these further, to the mutual benefit of our respective governments and peoples.?

The Head of the Fijian Government said that while Government would continue strengthening Fiji?s bilateral relations with Japan, it would also assist in developing Japan?s relations with Pacific Island countries.
“The Republic of Fiji and Japan have before them similar tasks, goals and challenges, which add to the necessity of intensifying bilateral relations to promote peace, security and goodwill in the Asia-Pacific Region. We also have shared goals in the sustainable development of the peoples we were elected to serve.

In the context of Japan’s relations with Pacific Island Countries, Fiji is ready to assist Japan in ensuring that the goals you desire in deepening your relations with the region, is achieved.

I pray success and good health, as you undertake the duties of your high office.?