Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama received his Samoan counterpart, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi yesterday evening at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
PM Bainimarama while receiving PM Malielegaoi also welcomed him to Fiji before accompanying him to a traditional welcoming ceremony that was performed by the members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
PM Malielegaoi commended PM Bainimarama and the Fijian government for the ceremonies of welcome accorded to him and his delegation.
“I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the invitation from the government of Fiji to turn this visit into an official one. Prime Minister I thank you sincerely for your hospitality,” PM Malielegaoi said.
“In more ways than one we as a Pacific family share many commonalities and what we all hold sacred is our customs and traditions. Let us hold onto our heritage for our future generations.”
PM Malielegao also invited PM Bainimarama to visit Samoa.