Our PM to New Zealand: Let By­gones be By­gones

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Naisa Koroi

Prime Min­is­ters Voreqe Bain­i­marama and John Key met at Gov­ern­ment House in Auckland yes­ter­day. Mr Bain­i­marama emerged in a jovial mood, ac­cord­ing to New Zealand me­dia re­ports. It came with the suc­cess of his first of­fi­cial visit to New Zealand since the 2014 gen­eral elec­tions. He was ac­corded full state honours yes­ter­day by New Zealand and had an of­fi­cial meet­ing with Mr Key. Mr Bain­i­marama told jour­nal­ists af­ter­wards: “I’m very pleased that the Prime Min­is­ter has agreed to work with me to take our re­la­tion­ship to another level. A re­la­tion­ship in which we let by­gones be by­gones and work closely to­gether to ad­vance the in­ter­ests of the Fi­jian and New Zealand peo­ples.” Mr Key told jour­nal­ists he’s en­cour­aged by Fiji’s progress since the elec­tions two years ago. He said it was time to move for­ward.

“It’s al­ways a lot more fun look­ing at the front win­dow than the rear vi­sion mir­ror and I think that will serve both sides best,” he told New Zealand jour­nal­ists.

Photo: DEPTFO News

Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama with his New Zealand coun­ter­part, John Key, in Auckland, New Zealand, yes­ter­day.

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