PM’s State visit to Fiji included meeting with Tongan students

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The Tongan Community in Suva hosted the Honourable Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva at a Sunday service at ‘Api Tonga that coincided with the annual Children’s May celebration, Fakame, on 2 May.

The Prime Minister is on a state visit to Fiji to meet Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, as well as give the keynote address at the Regional Pacific Islands Green Growth Coalition meeting hosted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Accompanying the Prime Minister are Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu, Minister of Infrastructure, and also Hon. Poasi Tei, Minister of Public Enterprises.

The two ministers are engaged in a number of meetings in Fiji including a meeting with Fiji Airways officials and Civil Aviation. Hon. Tei will also be representing Tonga at the opening of a Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Suva, while another officer will represent Tonga at the remaining two days of the meeting.

Hon. Pohiva and those accompanying him also met with selected key business leaders in Suva to discuss investment opportunities in Tonga.

At a special meeting with Tongan students at University of the South Pacific (USP), on Monday evening, Prime Minister Pohiva urged the students not only to aim at finishing their education and obtaining the necessary qualifications, but also to have a vision on their return to Tonga, not just to seek employment and have a job, but to actively participate in development and moving the country forward.

The Honorable Prime Minister and his team left for Nadi on Tuesday 5th May 2015 for his meeting with Hon. Bainimarama, as well as participate in the Green Growth Coalition meeting.

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