It is with excitement that the Fijian diaspora in Queensland await His Excellency’s first official visit to Brisbane between 15-17 April 2019. A couple of events you may register to attend are:
* Monday 15 April 11:00am – 12:00pm: His Excellency will conduct a guest lecture at Bond University about climate change, defence, security, trade, investment, education and Australia / Fiji / Pacific relations. Register your attendance here; and
* Wednesday 17 April 5:30 – 7:30pm: Celebration of His Excellency’s first official visit to Queensland at the Raffles Room, Stamford Plaza Brisbane.
Register your attendance here.
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Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Mr Luke Daunivalu, presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) on the 30th of August 2018.
In conveying the greetings and well wishes of the President of the Republic of Fiji, High Commissioner Daunivalu also informed the Governor General that it was an honour for him to represent the Government and people of Fiji in Australia and looked forward to working closely with the Australian Government.
With a focus on strengthening political, economic and social ties between Fiji and Australia, a key part of the new High Commissioner’s work will be engaging with the Australian private sector representatives, investors, academia, Civil Society Organisations and the 100,000 strong Fijian diaspora community in Australia.
High Commissioner Daunivalu brings with him to the role more than 20 years of experience working in the national and international arena. As Chief Negotiator for Fiji’s COP23 Presidency, he continues to take charge of the climate advocacy work under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Fiji’s Prime Minister handed over the COP23 Presidency to Poland in December 2018 when COP24 begins in the city of Katowice.
Mr. Daunivalu’s appointment as Fiji’s High Commissioner is for the term of 3 years. He takes over from High Commissioner Yogesh Punja, who is now based in New Delhi as Fiji’s High Commissioner to India.
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