His Excellency President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau with men of the Fijian Community in Kiribati.
His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the First Lady Adi Koila Nailatikau were last night hosted to a reception by the Fijian Community in Kiribati.
During the function held at the residence of General Manager of Punjas, Mr Virendra Kumar, the President reminded the Fijian community on their role as ambassadors of Fiji whilst living in Kiribati.
He also stated that the Fijian Government would assist Kiribati and that they had a role to play in this assistance.
“The Prime Minister has made the pledge that we will assist Kiribati wherever we can and you are part of the team at the forefront of that statement by the Prime Minister.”
He also prompted them of the high expectations of the Government about the work of the Fijian community in Kiribati.
His Excellency also expressed the warm greetings of the people of Fiji and acknowledged the links between the two countries.
“These islands have a very close link with us historically and although the visit is short, it is timely and appropriate that we make the visit from time to time and we have the privilege to make the visit on behalf of Fiji.