In a congratulatory note to President Park Geun-hye, PM Bainimarama said Fiji reaffirmed its desire to work closely with the Government of the Republic of Korea to address the great issues like climate change, regional peace, security and social and economic development.
In highlighting the current development in various fields, the head of Government said, “With the direct air link between our nations, we continue to strengthen our people-to-people ties, as well as our formal diplomatic relationship”.
Prime Minister Bainimarama said he was especially keen to secure increased Korean investment in Fiji and an expansion of trade between the two countries.
To this end, he said Fiji looked forward to working with the Government of Korea to strengthen economic links in the months and years ahead.
“I also wish to again place on record my Government’s gratitude for the Republic of Korea’s generous assistance to Fiji in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston in February,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said.
Republic of Korea, which celebrates its independence on August 15, was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Fiji 46 years ago.
Prime Minister Bainimarama said Fiji deeply valued its friendship, trust and respect with the Republic of Korea.