16 May 2012

Fiji to open embassy in UAE

1:02 pm on 16 May 2012

Fiji is to open an embassy in the United Arab Emirates in August.

The interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, is in Abu Dhabi to identify suitable locations for the chancery and residences for the diplomats.

Ratu Inoke says opening an embassy reflects the government's wish to expand its relations beyond its traditional partners.

The UAE hopes the stronger link will lead to an open skies policy with Fiji which it says should boost tourism.