Fiji’s Acting President and Acting Chief Justice Salesi Temo received a courtesy call from the President of Nauru David Adeang at the State House today.

Temo on behalf of the government and the people of Fiji, congratulated President Adeang on being elected as the President of the Republic of Nauru in October last year.

During the meeting, the Acting President highlighted that Fiji placed great importance on its relations with Nauru as a fellow Pacific Island Developing State with large maritime spaces.

Temo recognised bilateral relations between the two island nations, over the years, from the strengthening of our people’s links to the various capacity development programmes such as Police and Public Service training that have transpired between our two nations.

He also mentioned that our islands continually face the brunt of climate change, highlighting our enormous responsibility for more urgent efforts amidst the competing demands on the international front.

In response, the President of Nauru Adeang acknowledged the sentiments shared by the Acting President and reassured him of further strengthening the relationship between the two island nations, Fiji and Nauru.

President David Adeang marked a historic moment for his nation today – being the first to visit Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat(PIF).

He was welcomed by the first Nauruan to serve as Secretary General, former President Baron Waqa.