Bainimarama urges Fiji to support China, India as trading partners

19:23, August 19, 2010      

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Fiji's Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama Thursday told villagers in Fiji's second largest island- Vanua Levu about the need to look at countries like China and India as trading partners.

Bainimarama told the people of Bua that the government will assist low income earners as they are hoping a Chinese investment in Fiji will see a set up of a new cement factory.

Bainimarama reiterated that in a way to unite the nation and eradicate racial discrimination, the word "Fijian" is to be used to refer to all the people of Fiji.

Bainimarama who toured Bua on Thursday is on his way to Labasa where he will officially open the Army wives netball competition.

"The Land is yours and it is the priority of my government to see that you reap the benefits," he told the villagers there.

Bainimarama urged landowners to look at the options available in utilizing their land on whether they would lease it out to tenants or develop it as a source of income.

Bainimarama said that his government will not want to see the repeat of the events of 2000, where politicians used the fear factor that land would be taken away from the indigenous landowners causing dear and instability.

He said his government is serious with engaging with the Asian countries to bring prosperity financially to the nation.



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