Fiji and China’s relationship is built on great respect and kindness.
This was the statement made by the Prime Minister – Voreqe Bainimarama, while speaking at the 70th anniversary, of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Bainimarama says visitors from China to Fiji helped fuel the unprecedented growth of our tourism sector.
He says China is among Fiji’s largest growth markets with visitor numbers increasing 11 fold from 4,087 in 2009 to 49,083 in 2016.
The Prime Minister says spanning more than four decades, the friendship between Fiji and China has never waned with both nations bonded by a common and steady recognition of the mutual benefits of bilateralism.
He also thanked the Chinese government for its assistance in adapting our economy to be more resilient to the ravages of a changing climate.