Fiji To Support India’s Bid For UN Security Council

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India seeking to become Permanent Member

By Maika Bolatiki

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Sun, July 31, 2015) – Fiji will support India in its bid to become a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made the statement yesterday during the ground-breaking ceremony for the Albert Park Redevelopment Project in Suva.

"India is the world’s biggest democracy and an emerging power that deserves a bigger role in global affairs. Which is why Fiji intends to support India in its bid to become a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council," the PM said.

He said one of the recent famous faces to have gazed out over Albert Park was that of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who paid Fijians a great compliment last November when he visited not only Fiji, but Suva as well.

"I also found Prime Minister Modi to be great company. And the ‘selfie’ I took of us on the lawns of the GPH was re-tweeted by him and seen by many millions in India and around the world," Mr Bainimarama said.

India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Gitesh Sarma expressed his delight at the announcement.

"We are absolutely delighted with the announcement by Mr Bainimarama," he said.

"It is indicative of the special relationship between Fiji and India and the highest level of understanding between Mr Bainimarama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi."

He said this paved the way for a great relationship between India and Fiji and the country and the region would greatly benefit with this.

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