Ja­cobs: Proud of EU achieve­ments

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - JES­SICA GOUNDER jes­sica.gounder@fi­jisun.com.fj

An­drew Ja­cobs says the Euro­pean Union is proud of its achieve­ments. But the EU Am­bas­sador to Fiji and the Pa­cific said last night, how­ever, they could not take things for granted. “This is why we need to cel­e­brate Europe Day: to be proud of what we have achieved and to keep in mind that we can­not take it for granted,” Mr Ja­cobs said. Mr Ja­cobs was speak­ing at the Euro­pean Union Cel­e­brate Europe Day at St Joseph’s Sec­ondary School Hall, Suva, yes­ter­day. He wel­comed the Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote and other guests to the ex­hi­bi­tion to cel­e­brate Europe Day. He said choos­ing a school to have the ex­hi­bi­tion this year was an ini­tia­tive to bring chil­dren close to un­der­stand­ing what this day means and why it is cel­e­brated. Mr Ja­cobs ac­knowl­edged the EU for hav­ing the most suc­cess­ful process of re­gional in­te­gra­tion and added that it re­mained the rich­est con­ti­nent in the world. “Ev­ery­where in the world the Euro­pean Union is a ma­jor trad­ing part­ner, a ma­jor in­vestor, an im­por­tant donor for hu­man­i­tar­ian and development aid, the most sig­nif­i­cant diplo­matic power.” Edited by Ne­mani De­laibatiki

Photo: Jes­sica Gounder

From left: French am­bas­sador to Fiji Michel Djokovic, Pres­i­dent Ma­jor-Gen­eral (Ret’d) Jioji Kon­rote, Euro­pean Union am­bas­sador to Fiji and the Pa­cific An­drew Ja­cobs and act­ing Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner Daniel Sal­ter dur­ing the Europe Day cel­e­bra­tions at St Jospeh’s Sec­ondary School last night.

Photo: Jes­sica Gounder

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.