The Fijian Government is grateful for the timely donation made by the Chinese Government just a few days ahead of the high level visit of the President, His Excellency, Xi Jingping.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary, Amena Yauvoli, received around FJD$270,000 from Chinese Ambassador Huang Yong in Suva yesterday.
The money received will help Government to defray some of the budgeted cost agreed to by Cabinet to facilitate President Xi’s visit.
Mr Yauvoli said the financial assistance was timely and they appreciated the thoughtful gesture by the Chinese Government.
Given the magnitude of the visit, Mr Yauvoli said it was crucial that they get all the assistance they could muster.
“Fiji and China has a very close relation and we are thankful to them for coming to our assistance,” Mr Yauvoli said.
“As a true friend of Fiji, China has always been forthcoming in their assistance to help us meet some of our development needs.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the lead coordinator of this high level visit is working hard with all its agencies and stakeholders to ensure the successful hosting of the State visit.