Prime Minister Mark Brown met with Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics, Biman Prasad in the margins of the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) in Suva last week.
Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Tepaeru Herrmann reaffirmed Cook Islands commitment to work closely with Fiji to expand air and sea connectivity, to promote trade and investment and people to people links.
Prime Minister Mark Brown has given evidence on the fourth day of a Judge alone trial where he was questioned about his suspended deputy Robert Tapaitau and former director of the National Environment Service, Nga Puna.
Fiji’s Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, who is due to visit the Cook Islands later in the year, is hoping to reunite with a group of Cook Islands sailors who were held hostage in the Indian Ocean by Tamil Tigers pirates in the late 1980s.
The date for the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting (PILFM) in the Cook Islands has been confirmed. The 52nd Forum Meeting, held in the Cook Islands for the first time since 2012, will take place between November 6 to 10.