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PM's Fiji Day Address in Sydney

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Honourable J.V. Bainimarama, CF(Mil),OSt.J, MSD, jssc, psc
Prime Minister of Fiji and Minister for iTaukei Affairs and Sugar Industry


ADDRESS AT FIJI DAY CELEBRATIONS IN SYDNEY

Liverpool                                     Sat 17 Oct. The Honourable Premier of New South Wales, The Honourable Deputy Opposition Leader, Your Worship, the Mayor of Liverpool, Distinguished Guests, My Fellow Fijians and friends of Fiji,
Bula Vinaka and a Happy Fiji Day celebration to you all!
I’m pleased and proud to join you all here in the true heart of Sydney – the Greater West – to celebrate the national day of our island home. Among so many of the 50,000 Fijians in Australia who make up the biggest Fijian diaspora in the world. I’m especially delighted to be joined by the Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, and other elected representatives of the Australian people to help us mark the 45th anniversary of Fiji’s Independence. And I ask you all to give them all a big Fijian welcome.
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