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Tuesday, 18 June 2024 17:44

Indonesia-Fiji Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Fun Walk Featured

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The Indonesian Embassy in Suva, Fiji, on Saturday (15/06/2024) held a fun walk as a part to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Indonesia-Fiji bilateral relations.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Fiji Dupito D. Simamora said the event through a cooperation with Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association (FIFA) represents the long road of the two countries' mutually beneficial bilateral relations.

Dupito in a written statement quoted by Antara news in Jakarta said the fun walk aimed to unite the community to celebrate the two nations' great journey and a promise to keep the relationship and cooperation in the future.

Besides Dupito, the event was jointly opened by the Acting President of Fiji Salesi Temo and the Chairman of FIFA and former Ambassador of Fiji to Indonesia Tui Cavuilati.

The participants began the fun walk at 7 am local time from Albert Park Lower Hall in Suva, going through Queen Elizabeth Drive to Suzuki Park, before finishing back at Albert Park, where the participants could enjoy snacks.

The event was joined by more than 300 people from diplomatic corps, Fiji government officials, alumni of Indonesian Scholarship to Fiji, local students, and Indonesian citizens community in Fiji.

 

Dupito also highlighted the Queen Victoria School students, who received rehabilitation assistance from the Indonesian Government after being damaged by Cyclone Winston in 2016, as proof of the close bilateral relations and long-lasting mutual cooperation between Indonesia and Fiji.

Apart from the fun walk, the Indonesian Embassy in Suva also held some other events to commemorate half a century of relations between Indonesia and Fiji.

The agenda includes the handing over of medical equipment grants to empower Fiji's rural communities, holding seminars on the theme of Indonesia-Fiji cooperation with Fiji National University, as well as the launch of the Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association.

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