Prime Min­is­ter Re­ceives French Sen­a­tors

Fiji Sun - - Nation -

Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama yes­ter­day re­ceived a cour­tesy call from French sen­a­tors Cather­ine Pro­cac­cia, Fran­cois Lon­geot, Robert Lau­foaoulou and Dephine Bataille. Mrs Pro­cac­cia has been a mem­ber of the French se­nate since 2004 and is a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive and chair­per­son of the France-Pa­cific Is­land friend­ship group. Mr Lon­geot is the Vice-Pres­i­dent of the friend­ship group and has been a mem­ber of the French se­nate since 2014. Mr Lau­foaoulou is a teacher by pro­fes­sion and has been a mem­ber of the French se­nate since 1998 and is the chair­man del­e­gate of the friend­ship group, in charge of Fiji.

Mrs Bataille is a par­lia­men­tary as­sis­tant and a mem­ber of the French se­nate since 2011. Dur­ing their meet­ing, Mr Bain­i­marama re­it­er­ated his Gov­ern­ment’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion to France for as­sist­ing Fiji fol­low­ing the af­ter­math of Cyclone Win­ston. “On be­half of the Fi­jian Gov­ern­ment and the peo­ple of Fiji, I want to wel­come you all to Fiji and thank you per­son­ally for the as­sis­tance pro­vided in the af­ter­math of Cyclone Win­ston in the form of mil­i­tary air­craft and en­gi­neers who as­sisted in the pro­vi­sion of med­i­cal ser­vices and trans­port of re­lief items,” Prime Min­is­ter Bain­i­marama said.

Dur­ing their talks at his of­fice, the Prime Min­is­ter also thanked France for host­ing Fi­jian rugby play­ers and for look­ing out for them through their re­spec­tive French clubs. The Sen­a­tors were ac­com­pa­nied by France’ Am­bas­sador to Fiji, Michel Djokovic, Olivier Vays­set, deputy head of mis­sion, Michael Je­henne, in­ter­preter and Moira Raduva, press at­taché. Source: DEPTFO News

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