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Working visit to Fiji

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island Countries, Mr. Karim Medrek paid a working visit to Fiji following the invitation of this pacific country's government.

This visit, to which other accredited Ambassadors to Fiji with residence in Canberra and Wellington took part, comes within the framework of the dynamisation of relations between Fiji and its partner countries.

During his visit, the Ambassador held meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Tourism and the Minister of Agriculture as well as with officials from the Ministry of Fisheries, Health and Commerce.

According to the Ambassador, Morocco and Fiji work closely to reinforce a mutually beneficial partnership and they collaborate within international fora on multiple common global challenges, notably in terms of climate change since both countries presided COP22 and COP23 respectively.

Mr. Medrek has shed lights, during this visit, on the importance of the development model adopted in the Kingdom, highlighting in his interaction with his interlocutors, that the Sovereign has called for a new balanced model which will generate incomes and create further job opportunities.

In his meetings with the governmental and local actors in Fiji, the Ambassador underlined the importance of South-South Cooperation which is pivotal in the Kingdom's strategy with the aim of enhancing the country's economic openness and growth.

Furthermore, this visit constituted an opportunity to discover Fiji's potential in a number of areas, especially those related to investment in fisheries, tourism and energy. The Ambassador added, in this regard, that Fiji's attractivness is also due to the context of stability and security that prevails.

The Ambassador also paid a visit to the colo-i-Suva Forest where he planted a tree and to the village of Daku, devastated many times by strong floods.