March 24, 2017: Vatican City, ROME – FIJI’S Head of State, His Excellency the President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote on Friday met with His Holiness Pope Francis for the first time since his appointment, in a meeting the President describes as ‘fruitful and inspiring’ for Fiji.
I am very happy to be here this evening as we celebrate a half century of service from our national electricity provider, the Fiji Electricity Authority. An organisation that thousands of Fijians rely upon to keep the lights on, but more than that, it is an organisation that – every day – brings warmth, security and peace of mind into the lives of our people.
Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the Fijian Government and Fijian people, I write to express my shock and deepest condolences in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Houses of Parliament in London.
We are here because we all recognize that access to clean water is one of the most – if not the most – important determinants of quality of life. Truly, there is almost no aspect of development that is not directly influenced by reliable access to clean water and adequate sanitation.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is pledging its support for Fiji as Fiji prepares to take on the presidency of COP23. The FAO’s commitment was conveyed to His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote by the Director-General Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva.