Jacobs: Proud of EU achievements
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
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.