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Government of the Republic of Fiji

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

 

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Minister's welcome message

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Hon. J.V Bainimarama

Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website that was designed to introduce to the visitor Fiji's most distinctive foreign policies and priorities on crucial regional and international issues and at the same acquaint the visitor with information that has a direct bearing on the Ministry's functions.

Fiji's foreign policy is derived from a strategic vision that is set out in the Roadmap for Democracy and Sustainable Social and Economic Development. Fijian diplomacy in this context has emerged with a clearly defined strategy, taking into consideration, in the first place, domestic, regional and international given facts. Secondly, the ever changing global priorities and circumstances. Thirdly, Fiji's geo-strategic location, in the Pacific, and finally Fiji's rich historic legacy.

Fiji has aspired to consolidate its international relations by pursuing an open-minded policy with the world in harmony in its essence with Fijian culture which is characterized by its distinctive tolerance and optimism with others on the basis of mutual respect and consideration for geo-strategic realities and avoidance of convulsive and temporary ideological positions.

In many cases the Ministry’s Website may be the first entry point for people wanting information on Fiji. We hope that this website will provide a wealth of information for all its visitors. In this age of advanced Information Communication Technology, Websites and the Internet have become an integral part of every institution. Hence, as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we thought it important to reach our worldwide clients through this site especially that Fiji is in the process of embracing e-government.

The site will avail us the much need global presence and international identity as a Ministry in particular and as a nation in general. The aim of establishing this website is to enhance your access to the much needed information about the Ministry and Fiji on a daily basis. It will be a conduit through which the Ministry and you our clients will share various information of mutual interest on matters related to Fiji and its relations with the International Community including Fijians in the Diaspora.

I implore all our website visitors and clients to view the site regularly and contribute towards enriching the site through comments on the Contact US button provided on the web site. If ever you need factual information about the Ministry and Fiji, the site will meet your needs.

I am grateful to everyone that has contributed to the establishment and development of this website