New York City, [18 Sept] – Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has touched down in the vibrant metropolis of New York City, marking his arrival for the highly anticipated United Nations General Assembly.

The Prime Minister's visit to the city that never sleeps commenced with a gracious traditional Fijian welcome at the residence of Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini.

Amidst the rich tapestry of Fijian customs and traditions, PM Rabuka expressed his heartfelt gratitude to those in attendance for their unwavering support to their families back home through remittances.

He recognised the significant role played by Fijian expatriates, acknowledging them as outstanding ambassadors for Fiji on the global stage.

In a poignant moment, PM Rabuka extended his deep appreciation to the Fijian community in New York City for their dedication to preserving their culture.

He said their commitment to carrying out the traditional Fijian welcome demonstrated their unyielding commitment to keeping the spirit of Fiji alive, even in a foreign land.

As PM Rabuka joins the global leaders gathering at the United Nations General Assembly, his message of unity, appreciation, and cultural preservation resonates not only with the Fijian community but also with the international community at large.

The Prime Minister looks forward to representing Fiji with pride and honour during his participation in the United Nations General Assembly and engaging in meaningful discussions for the betterment of our global community.