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PM BAINIMARAMA CONGRATULATES PRINCE HARRY ON ROYAL ENGAGEMENT

12/5/2017
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has been among the first to personally congratulate His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, on his engagement to Ms. Meghan Markle.

At a meeting in London, the PM and Prince Harry also discussed Fiji’s growing engagement with the Commonwealth, new opportunities for cooperation between Fiji and the United Kingdom and the historical ties between the Fijian and British peoples.

Prince Harry commended Fiji for hosting the upcoming Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in February and expressed his appreciation for the major contributions made by Fijians in the British Army, many of whom he served alongside during his own military service, including a deployment in Afghanistan.

His Royal Highness congratulated Fiji for winning the Gold medal in Rugby Sevens at the 2016 Olympic Games. He said he was keen follower of Fijian rugby and passionate about watching Fiji play. He also reiterated Britain's support for Fiji’s efforts to rebuild after Cyclone Winston, and thanked Fiji for its initiatives in environmental sustainability and food security.

For his part, Prime Minister Bainimarama thanked Prince Harry for his work in assisting the development of young people in vulnerable communities around the world. Prince Harry asked that the PM pass on the best wishes of the Royal Family to the Fijian people.

The Prime Minister is currently in London to attend the 52nd Session of the International Sugar Organisation.

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