Japan is seen as a positive force in the Pacific, as a partner in development and a source of expertise and practical solutions, says Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while delivering his remarks at the Seminar on Japan/ Pacific Island Economic Relations in Tokyo this morning.

The Seminar, attended by leaders from Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and more than 20 Japanese Companies was aimed at exchanging views on investment and trade between the two countries.

The Prime Minister also highlighted on the relaunching of direct flights to Japan commencing in July, adding it would boost the flow of economic exchanges between Fiji and Japan and open new possibilities.

“We are very hopeful about what we see as a renewed and invigorated commercial relationship with Japan. This relationship is driven by the recognition that sound and trade investment opportunities can be found everywhere.”

Also in attendance at the Seminar was the Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Siddiq Koya and Permanent Secretary Mr Shaheen Ali

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