Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama this evening hosted a reception in the honor of the Crown Prince of Norway, His Royal Highness Haakon Magnus at the Grand Pacific Hotel.
In his short statement, PM Bainimarama says Fiji and Norway share areas of common interest such as oceans and climate change despite being located on the other ends of the globe.
” Both Fiji and Norway are home to unique cultures and languages. We each have a rich history of maritime exploration. We are international promotors of peace –– our Peacekeepers have served alongside each other in Lebanon, Sudan, and the Sinai Peninsula. And on the global stage, we share a passion for protecting the climate, our oceans and our natural environment,” PM Bainimarama said.
“That passion isn’t by coincidence; our nations are faced with a mutual sense of urgency to address climate change, as the consequences of rising seas and heightened temperatures are already being felt by Fijians and Norwegians alike”