Australians have performed an important position in Fiji’s tourism restoration after the opening of our borders in 2021, says Appearing Chief of Protocol Paula Daurewa.
Talking throughout a reception marking Australia Day held on Friday, Mr Daurewa mentioned the sturdy vuvale partnership between the 2 international locations had soared to even better heights.
He mentioned this was evident within the position Australians performed in serving to Fiji’s tourism business recuperate post-COVID.
“Final month, over 42,000 Australian guests had been welcomed to our shores,” he mentioned.
“Fiji continues to see a number of funding tasks within the pipeline coming from Australia throughout a broad vary of sectors, together with training, renewable power, inexperienced expertise, ICT infrastructure and enterprise course of outsourcing to call just a few.
“It’s pleasing to notice that on this time of nice want we’re bearing witness to the highly effective resilience and solidarity of the Pacific spirit as we have fun this momentous event with all Australians.”
Australia’s Chargé D’Affaires to Fiji John Williams mentioned for Australia, vuvale was a cultural shift which recognised not simply the significance of Fiji to nationwide pursuits, but additionally the necessity to have interaction one another in spirit of real two-way partnership.
“Australia Day is a vital time of reflection for our folks,” he mentioned.
“We’ve a lot to have fun, as a various, vibrant up to date society, actively engaged in world affairs.
“Individuals from virtually each nation on Earth have chosen to make Australia their house. And we’re enriched by this adversity in so some ways.”