His Excellency the President Major-General Jioji Konrote paid a courtesy call on the President of South Sudan, His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit. This was the first visit for any Fijian Head of State to South Sudan which became an independent nation in 2011.
The President of Ethiopia, His Excellency Mulatu Teshome reaffirmed his nation's support to Fiji at both the bilateral and multilateral level following a meeting this afternoon with the Fijian President, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
27 October 2016, Israel: The President of Israel His Excellency Reuven Rivlin conveyed his personal and the Government of Israel's sincere gratitude towards Fiji's peacekeepers.
The Prime Minister says Fiji has drawn a line under its disciplined forces acting in an undisciplined manner and there will be zero tolerance for any acts of torture or other human rights abuses.
Fiji’s rating in the 2016 Global Youth Development Index has increased by 0.08 to 0.60 from the 0.52 Index recorded in 2013.
The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) Hon. Inia Seruiratu received twelve solar portable generators from the Government of Israel to help assist victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources is undertaking an internal Organisational Restructure exercise to improve its service delivery to the public.
Fiji's contribution to peacekeeping duties in Iraq has been commended by Iraq's Head of State following a meeting with the Fijian President in Iraq.
Fiji has been declared a Sendai Target Champion in Disaster Risk Reduction by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in Geneva.
Brussels, 21 October 2016: The President H.E Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote paid a courtesy call on the Acting Prime Minister of Belgium H.E Mr Didier Reynders at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium.