Rear Admiral (Retd.) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today.
The Prime Minister expressed his condolences for the loss of life in Fiji due to the Category 5 Cyclone Winston, which struck Fiji on 20 February 2016. The Prime Minister said that India stood ready to provide all possible assistance to Fiji in the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.
Prime Minister Bainimarama thanked the Prime Minister for the US$ 1 million assistance and 45 tonnes of relief material provided by India in the immediate aftermath of the cyclone.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment made at the 2nd FIPIC Summit in Jaipur in August 2015, to strengthen cooperation in Disaster Management with all Pacific Island countries, including through the establishment of a Space Technology Applications Centre for the region.
The two leaders also discussed avenues for strengthening bilateral cooperation in solar and renewable energy, agriculture, education and health.