DIPLOMATIC SUN: Korean Director General Meets PS Foreign Affairs Naivalurua

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Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Major-General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua (right), while presenting a token of
appreciation to the Director General for Overseas Korean Nationals Protection, Lee Jae Wan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Earlier this week, the Per­manent Secretary for For­eign Affairs Major General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua met with the Director General for Overseas Korean Nationals Protection, Lee Jae Wan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea.

During a meeting held at the Min­istry of Foreign Affairs headquar­ters in Suva, the officials had the op­portunity to exchange information as a way forward to enhance the existing co-operation between the Republic of Fiji and the Republic of Korea.

Fiji and Korea have enjoyed good relations since the establishment of Diplomatic relations in 1971 and the two countries endeavour together in addressing current global press­ing issues such as climate change and renewable energy.

In his remarks, Mr Wan congratu­lated Fiji for the 2018 elections out­come and also commended Fiji for its appointment as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council and acknowledged Fiji’s strong leadership in championing the climate change issues at world front.

In response, Mr Naivalurua ac­knowledged the government of the Republic of Korea for its continued commitment to broaden the bilater­al collaboration and promote Fiji’s socio- economic development.

The two countries have strength­ened their diplomatic relations through broadened co-operation in the key areas of development name­ly Education, Health, Fisheries, De­fence, Infrastructure, Hydrography, Parliament, Sports to name a few.

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