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U.S. official meets with Fijian counterpart

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Feb. 28, 2011) - The United States of America is still keen on furthering ties with [the Fiji] government for the betterment of both parties.

This was the message of the Director of the office of Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), Christopher Marut, to Foreign Affairs Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

The courtesy call was a way of assuring the minister that America recognizes the importance of Fiji, and has invested in the country and will continue working with the Fijian Government on a range of programs.

"We’re very interested in Fiji and are keen to continue working on issues that are important to both our countries," Mr. Marut said.

Ratu Inoke shared how Fiji was appreciative of the assistance rendered by the USA and how Ambassador Steven McGann had been a true friend of Fiji.

"The ambassador visits us regularly to share his views and offers advice to us," Ratu Inoke said.

It was Marut’s first visit to Fiji and he was grateful for the opportunity to meet the minister.

"I appreciate the opportunity to meet with your minister to register a few thoughts and get a sense of the country," Marut said.

Discussions were centered on Fiji’s socio-economic and political situation and challenges that Fiji was facing in implementing its reform agenda.

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