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RFMF – CHINA STRENGTHEN RELATIONS

8/27/2013
The People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) today achieved another milestone following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for closer cooperation and technical assistance.

The MOU was signed this morning by Lieutenant General Wang of the Peoples Liberal Army and Fijian Minister for Defence Joketani Cokanasiga at Sofitel Resort and Spa in Nadi.

In inking the milestone breakthrough between the two countries, Minister Cokanasiga highlighted the role of China in Fiji’s development.

“The assistance is indicative of the relationship between our two countries,” he told Lt. Gen Wang.

“We have seen cooperation in the various sectors of our economy including socio and economic assistance which have been rendered towards Fiji and we are grateful to have a friend like the Peoples Republic.”

The signing also strengthens the existing defense MOU that was signed in 2011 between the two countries.

Minister Cokanasiga also briefed the delegation on the bold step taken by the two countries in building strong allies.

Currently, two Chinese police officers are on attachment with the Fiji Police Force assisting local police officers in their daily duties.

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