“Fiji acknowledges the principles and the values of the Commonwealth and the mutual bond we share with other member states.”

His Excellency, the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, while speaking at the 2020 Commonwealth Day celebration held at the State House today, said, “It is a bond that is cemented by our historical ties with Britain, and is the foundation upon which our diplomatic, aid and trade relations are built”.

“This year’s celebration is particularly significant as we reflect on 50 years as an independent nation state. The Commonwealth has journeyed with us and is an important part of our history.”

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, cabinet ministers and members of the diplomatic corps were also part of the Commonwealth Day celebration.

President Konrote highlighted that at a time when multilateralism is under threat, the Commonwealth family must stand together and stay connected to meet these challenges.

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