USA ENVOY MEETS THE FIJIAN FOREIGN MINISTER

Caption:?Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Ratu Inoke Kubuabola receives USA Ambassador Judith Cefkin with USA Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Douglas Sonnek.Photo:SUPPLIED.

The new United States of America Ambassador to Fiji, Her?Excellency Judith?Cefkin?paid a courtesy visit to the?Minister for Foreign Affairs,?Honourable?Ratu?Inoke?Kubuabola?in Suva Tuesday January 3.

?The Ambassador?congratulated Fiji on the successful elections and commended Fiji?s role in the region?as the hub of the Pacific.?She also expressed?United States?appreciation for the contributions Fiji makes to the international peace and security through its commitments to peacekeeping operations.

During their meeting, the two?also?discussed ways in which Fiji and?the?United States?could work towards?strengthening?their bilateral relations.Fiji and ?USA diplomatic relations date back to 1971.

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