Ratu Inoke meets Bu­calevu stu­dents

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The Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, on Thurs­day wel­comed 26 stu­dents from Bu­calevu Sec­ondary School in Tave­uni, who were on an ed­u­ca­tional tour of Suva. Ratu Inoke also wel­comed six teach­ers who were ac­com­pa­ny­ing the stu­dents led by vice-prin­ci­pal, Sav­itri Shankaran. The stu­dents were in Suva for a week and re­turned to Tave­uni on Fri­day. They also vis­ited the French Em­bassy, the In­dian High Com­mis­sion, the Univer­sity of the South Pa­cific and the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity. At the min­istry head­quar­ters in Nasova, the group was given a pre­sen­ta­tion on the role and func­tions of the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs. The pre­sen­ta­tion was done by prin­ci­pal for­eign ser­vice of­fi­cer, Salote Ta­gi­vaka­tini. The pre­sen­ta­tion by Ms Ta­gi­vaka­tini re­flected on the role and func­tions of the staff at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs head­quar­ters, work­ing with other line min­istries and serv­ing Fiji’s in­ter­ests through the 19 for­eign mis­sions around the world.

“In our min­istry, we have staff mem­bers who come from dif­fer­ent back­grounds in­clud­ing ad­min­is­tra­tors, teach­ers, lawyers, but we have a com­mon ob­jec­tive as a team to sup­port the Min­is­ter and the per­ma­nent sec­re­tary in achiev­ing the min­istry’s ob­jec­tives,” Ms Ta­gi­vaka­tini said.

Photo: DEPTFO News

Min­is­ter for For­eign Af­fairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola (seated, mid­dle), with the stu­dents and teach­ers of Bu­calevu Sec­ondary School at the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs HQ in Suva on Thurs­day.

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