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Fiji President Favors Cooperation with Cuba
The Cuban diplomat, whose permanent mission is in Wellington, New Zealand, presented his credentials as Cuba's newly appointed representative to Fiji.

At the ceremony, the Fijian President and the Cuban diplomat exchanged their views on the prospects for bilateral cooperation in such areas as public health, education and sports. The Fijian president said that Cuba and Fiji are sister nations that in face of similar challenges might joint efforts.

President Iloilovato sent a greeting message to the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, to whom he wished good health; and to Cuban President Raul Castro he wished success at his post.

Robaina also presented his credentials, last week, as Cuban ambassador before the government of Tuvalu, as part of Havana's policy of expanding ties with insular South Pacific states.

Fiji is an archipelago made up of 322 islands and 522 islets, out of which 106 are inhabited. About 87% of the 837,271 inhabitants are reside in Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.


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