Fijian Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama held bilateral meetings with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan Cultural centre hall today.
In their meeting, Prime Minster Bainimarama reaffirmed Fiji’s commitment to further strengthen relations through this meeting and taking Fiji and India’s partnership to a new level as we explore new areas for co-operation.
“I commend India’s initiative for establishing the International Solar Alliance (ISA) which aims at global co-operation to work for efficient exploitation of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuel.
According to Fiji’s National 5-Year and 20-Year Development Plans, further investments in renewable energy is expected to take place in the areas such as geothermal, wave, tidal, and energy derived from processing waste,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said.
“Incidentally, Fiji has submitted through your Government a list of project proposals for possible co-operation under the ISA Initiative that Fiji wishes to pursue in collaboration with the Indian Government.”
Prime Minster Bainimarama discussed with Prime Minister Modi the areas of interest that is; tourism, trade, agriculture and Fiji’s roads network.
In response, Prime Minister Modi thanked Fijian Prime Minister Bainimarama for the opportunity to meet and discuss certain areas of development.
“I thank the Fijian Prime Minister for this opportunity to discuss further developments in some areas of interest.”