The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote today received credentials from the new resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Vanuatu, His Excellency Mr Nikenike Vurobaravu.
High Commissioner Vurobaravu presented credentials following a 25-member guard of honour at the Borron House in Suva.
The High Commissioner attained Bachelor of Arts degree in History/Politics from the University of the South Pacific, and did Post – Graduate Diplomatic Training in Australia.
In 1993, High Commissioner Vurobaravu attained Master of Arts in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster DAL, specializing in foreign policy analysis, development cooperation and management of Diplomatic Missions.
High Commissioner Vurobaravu was also appointed the Roving Ambassador, Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Deputy Secretary General (Programs), Coordinator of Vanuatu Comprehensive Reform Programme (CRP) with the Asian Development Bank, and head of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-EPOC).
He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Rima Vurobaravu.