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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Fiji

Nov 22, 2014 14:08 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Fiji on 19 November 2014. He had a meeting with Pacific Island Leaders and announced measures to strengthen partnership with Pacific Islands.

He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Pacific countries after Indira Gandhi who visited in 1981. He met the Prime Minister of Fiji, Bainimarama and he is also first Indian Prime Minister to address the Fiji Parliament.

The following are the measure
• A Special Adaptation Fund of 1 million US dollars
• Pan Pacific Islands Project
• Indian Visa on arrival to all the fourteen Pacific Island Countries
• Increased Grant-in-Aid to Pacific Island Countries
• Establish Trade Office in India
• Deputation of ITEC experts
• Distinguished Visitors Programme
• Space Cooperation

During his visit three MoUs were also signed
• MoU on Cooperation on exchange of information on structure and content of training programs for diplomats.
• MoU on earmarking of land for the Diplomatic Missions in respective capitals.
• MoU for extending 70 million US dollars Line of Credit for establishing a Co-Generation Plant at Rarawai Sugar Mills in Fiji.

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