Suva, January 13. Ambassador José Manuel Galego Montano, presented in a solemn ceremony, to the President of the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere, the Letters of Credence that accredit him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in that Island State from the South Pacific. After inspecting the Guard of Honor and completing the formal protocol acts, both interlocutors held, in a cordial atmosphere, a fruitful exchange on bilateral ties and international politics.
President Katonivere reiterated the gratitude of the Fijian people for Cuba's contribution in the training of health professionals, which, he said, "has had a positive impact on our communities." The Head of State sent greetings to the Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and ratified the will to continue promoting the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations, taking into account the challenges they face due to their status as Small Island Developing States.
On his side, the Cuban diplomatic representative thanked Fiji for its support against the blockade and reiterated Cuba's commitment to developing joint projects on issues of common interest, especially medical cooperation, confronting climate change and the protection of the oceans, as well as in sports.
Cuba and Fiji celebrate this year the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, based on a permanent bilateral dialogue, in the exercise of negotiations in multilateral forums, developing friendship and cooperation for the benefit of both peoples.
Embassy of Cuba in Fiji