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Australian Minister for Women and Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne to Visit Fiji

Australian Senator and Minister for Women and Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne will visit Fiji from the 3rd to 5th of June, which will be her first overseas visit since the re-election of the Morrison Coalition Government.

Senator Marise Payne in a press release says that the visit is part of Morrison government’s continued depth of commitment towards Pacific partners.

On her visit, the Senator is scheduled to meet the Prime Minister of Fiji, Mr Voreqe Bainimarama, her counterpart, the Minster for Defence, National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr Inia Seruiratu and other senior ministers of Bainimarama government.

It is believed that discussion regarding deepening security, economic and people to people links will be on the agenda.

“As part of my new role as Minister for Women, advancing gender equality and women’s rights is a priority and I look forward to engaging with women’s group during my visit,” said Senator Payne.

The visit comes after Fiji and Australia agreed on a “Vuvale Partnership” during the historic visit by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in January this year.

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