Friends of Fiji Inc members in preparation for Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka’s visit during the Pacific Islands Forum Meeting in November. FoF/23101008 / 23101009
With most Pacific Island communities each organising a meeting with their own leaders during the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in November, the Fijian community is buzzing with excitement to welcome Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka.
the banner of Friends of Fiji Inc (FOF), committee members and the
family of Rabuka residing in the Cook Islands are preparing a special event
that will showcase Fiji’s rich culture and traditional protocols.
Leleivuda, the committee chair says this forthcoming gathering holds
immense significance, offering a unique opportunity to express their deep
appreciation and reunite with the Prime Minister after an impressive
extraordinary occasion promises a heartfelt celebration of friendship,
culture, and mutual respect.”
for November 5, he said the grand ceremony symbolises the profound
appreciation and admiration felt by the FOF and family towards Rabuka.
will serve as a moment of unity and connection and an opportunity to
showcase the vibrant Fijian culture and heritage to the wider
event promises to be a sensory delight, featuring captivating traditional
presentation performances, traditional kava dances, and traditional Fijian
songs performed by the FOF and family of Rabuka.”
that every ceremony aspect has been carefully crafted to embody the
genuine warmth, creativity, and hospitality for which the Fijian culture is
said they have eagerly awaited the chance to personally convey their
gratitude to Rabuka, whose leadership had contributed to Fiji's positive
progress and development.
cherished interaction will foster camaraderie, allowing the FOF and
family…to strengthen their bond with their homeland and demonstrate their
unwavering support for the Prime Minister's endeavours.
a 16-year hiatus, this event marks a pivotal moment in the relationship between
the FOF and the family and the Prime Minister. It signifies a
renewed commitment to maintaining strong ties, celebrating shared values,
and cherishing the cultural heritage that unites these communities across
for their warmth, creativity, and friendliness, the FOF and family of PM Rabuka
extend a warm invitation to all community members, dignitaries, and
media representatives to witness this extraordinary event.
said: “It is an opportunity to experience the beauty of Fijian traditions,
witness the deep bonds of appreciation and respect, and celebrate the
power of unity.”
more information about the welcoming ceremony or to request media passes,
please contact: Teupola Ledua at 75860.