DEAR SIR/MADAM FIRST OF ALL IWOULD LKE TO APOLOGISE FOR SUBMITTING MY ESSAY LATE BECAUSE Of THE RECENT FLOODING IN FIJI,NADI. I WAS AFFECTED AND DUE TO POWER CUT OUT I WAS UNABLE TO SUBMIT MY ESSAY ON TIME. PLEASE DO FORGIVE ME.THANK YOU.
CULTURAL LINKS BETWEEN FIJI AND NEW ZEALAND
The links between Fiji and New Zealand run deep and over the years. Both countries have developed a long and treasured history. For instance both enjoy rugby; Fiji and New Zealand compete in the 7’s tournament.
In Addition ,New Zealand and Fiji have long lasting and close links through our shared history, culture, migration, business, education and lastly but not leastly is sports which bond the two countries the most. New Zealand high commission in Suva is the face of the New Zealand government in Fiji as well as its representative’s office to Tuvalu and the pacific island forum secretaries’. Its role is to manage the New Zealand relationship with Fiji, Tuvalu and other regional international partners based in Fiji, and to convey the New Zealand government’s views on key issues.
Furthermore, Fiji is a close neighbour of New Zealand. New Zealand is committed to helping the people of Fiji though our programme of International development assistance. Key sector of New Zealand’s official development assistance to Fiji include promotion of democratic governance, strengthening of civil society and improving the livelihood and economic opportunities for the people of Fiji. New Zealand is also on hand to help in times of emergency or when a disaster strikes. A recent example is a delivery of emergency relief supplies after the cyclone Tomas and also a project to re-build homes in affected areas. Another devastating flooding that took place in Fiji just recently in April , New Zealand made a move when people of Fiji were going through this horrible situation .New Zealand government gave in their hand to help the victims by pledging $75000 for the Fijis relieve and recovery effort . Moreover, the high commission has traditionally had an important role in facilating trade and investment between New Zealand and Fiji .New Zealand is a major source of tourists for Fiji tourism sector, which is a key income earner.
The population growth has caused concern for many Americans because of the terms of numbers and poverty that comes with this growth. There is a pattern showing of wealth transferring from poorer nations to the richer nations of the globe and the information technology revolution is speeding this cycle up. With population growth reaching new heights new concerns for increasing urban growth has ...
Moving on, the office of immigration New Zealand in Suva serves Fiji and other countries in the region and handles visa application for persons in Fiji wishing to travel to New Zealand. New Zealand is one of the largest aid donors in the pacific. The New Zealand aid programme at the high commission in Suva plays an important role in managing the aid relationship with Fiji, Tuvalu, and pacific regional organisations and agencies.
To conclude, New Zealand has helped Fiji a lot in times of trouble and natural disasters. And will also carry on with their cultural linkage.
NAME: FARHEEN AHMAD
SCHOOL: NADI MUSLIM COLLEGE
P.O.BOX 2546, NADI, FIJI ISLANDS
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