4 Feb 2015

Fiji likely to sign Russian MOU

3:20 pm on 4 February 2015

Fiji is hosting Russia's deputy foreign minister in Suva this week and the final text of an agreement between the two countries is expected to be signed during the visit.

Fiji's ministry of information says a draft of a Fiji/Russia memorandum of understanding was drawn up in New York between Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama and the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

Igor Morgulov is expected to hold meetings with Fiji's foreign minister and the minister for immigration, national security and defence to discuss prospective areas for new cooperation, regional developments and how the two nations can build their relationship.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov Photo: Supplied