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Fiji is an important partner of India in Pacific region, says President Mukherjee

Pranab-Mukherjee

New Delhi: Extending his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Republic of Fiji on the eve of their Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the nation is an important partner of India in the Pacific region and has made impressive progress since achieving independence.

“On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I would like to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of Fiji on the occasion of your Independence Day,” President Mukherjee wished his counterpart Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

He said India and Fiji enjoy a very close, long-standing, warm and friendly relationship based on shared history and deep cultural linkages.

“Our ties have witnessed positive momentum in the recent period and I look forward to see our relationship attaining new heights. I wish the people of Fiji great success in their socio-economic development process, thereby achieving greater all-round progress,” said President Mukherjee in his message.

“Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your personal health and well-being and for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Fiji,” he added. (ANI)