Fiji PM leads the Pacific to Washington will hold first official meeting with U.S President in 38 years

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will meet the American President Joe Biden at a Pacific Island Leaders’ Summit at the White House on 29 September 2022.

The meeting is the first time that a Fijian Prime Minister will hold an official audience with the President of the United States of America in almost 40 years.

Prime Minister Bainimarama will join the meeting as the Fijian Prime Minister and the Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum. He will also meet with Congressional leaders from the Pacific Islands Caucus.

“Most Fijians living today were not born in 1984 when the then-Prime Minister Ratu Mara met the President of the United States of America. This week, Fiji’s strengthening voice and global leadership have finally taken us back to the White House to deepen our ties with the United States in the most direct manner possible,” said Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr Satyendra Prasad.

While in Washington DC, the Prime Minister will also meet high-level officials from the State Department, Department of Treasury, the U.S Chamber of Commerce, and the US Coast Guard…..

SOURCE: FIJI GOVT/PACNEWS