President leaves for Tonga
MEDIA RELEASE: FIJIAN President leaves for King’s funeral
His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau departed this afternoon for the Kingdom of Tonga to attend the funeral of the late King George Tupou V.
|The President. Mary and Frank Bainimarama, the King|
Accompanied by the First Lady, Adi Koila Nailatikau, His Excellency will represent Fiji and join regional leaders next for the state funeral of the late monarch.
Earlier this week Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama had highlighted that the passing away of King George would be a loss for not only Tonga but the whole Pacific island states.
Prime Minister Bainimarama said Fiji together with fellow Pacific neighbours, would miss one of the region’s great leaders.
He assured his counterpart in Tonga Lord Tu’ivakano that Fiji would continue to strive to maintain its traditional links and bilateral cooperation with the Kingdom of Tonga, especially in common priority areas.