Fiji’s Prime Minister Visits Jerusalem, Asks for Help Fighting ‘Climate Change’

Bainimarama speaks at the Fiji Festival at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau on August 9, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. The purpose of Mr Bainimarama's visit to New Zealand is to address his outlining plans for Fiji and to speak about the general election which is due to be held on …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (pictured) met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, during a state visit to Israel.

Bainimarama, who’s touring the Middle East with an aim to discuss United Nations peacekeeping in the region, asked for Israel’s help in combating climate change and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the Pacific Island Nation.

“We are here to help, we are here to keep the peace and that commitment will continue now and in the years ahead. I’m also looking forward to Israel’s support, Sir, on a range of issues, on medical, on renewable energy, including agriculture, especially our effort to draw global attention to the need for more decisive action on climate change,” Bainimarama told Netanyahu at a joint news conference.

Netanyahu thanked his counterpart for their support in international forums, and joked that if peace talks with the Palestinians were to take place on the island nation, he wouldn’t mind if they take an extra week.

After meeting Netanyahu the Fijian prime minister also visited Yad Vashem.

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