Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says he challenged the United States of America and China to promote global peace.

Speaking in Parliament, Rabuka said he made the approach during his recent attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in the U.S.

Rabuka revealed that he encouraged the two leaders to work together.

He said the two superpowers have been at loggerheads involving trade, climate change, and Taiwan.

“That was before I challenged him and President Biden to get together again and talk about peace in the world. I said that when everybody was listening, they all smiled with hope.”

Rabuka said Fiji’s well-defended profile as a peacemaker elevates its impact on the global stage.

“We may be small; we may not have the power to influence the economies of the world, but we enjoy a profile in international peacekeeping.”

The U.S and China have had complex bilateral relations since establishing diplomatic ties in 1949.

Fiji shares diplomatic ties with both of these superpowers.