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.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Mary meets people with her sun glasses on? How uncouth!
Anonymous said…
Looks like it was at a rugby game or something...they all in bula shirts....out in the sun somewhere...a casual informal event that. So whats with sunglasses being uncouth? You seem to take offence at any little thing. Please go take panadol tablets and go have a lie down. You will feel better afterwards.
Romeo said…
Frank is bowing his head to the King in acknowledgement of his status. Standing beside Frank is the King's uncle, (Ratu Epeli) who is also in a bula shirt. Does that make everyone in the stadium with sunglasses or a bula shirt 'uncouth"?

Who's to say that the King did not even shake hands with Mary? Why would he? You draw too many assumptions from a single photo from which you are prepared to shoot off with abuse against an innocent person (Mary).

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