UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WELCOMED IN FIJI

THE United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein was accorded to a traditional welcome ceremony by the Fijian Government. The Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was also present at the ceremony held the Grand Pacific Hotel this evening. Mr Al Hussein, who arrived into the country this afternoon, is on a three-day visit to Fiji which includes a site visit to Vunisavisavi village in the Cakaudrove Province. In thanking the Government for the welcome, the High Commissioner said, “It’s overwhelming to receive and be received with the generosity of these two ceremonies representing the kindness and traditions of the people of Fiji towards those who are their guests”. “If only more of the world was in these footsteps of the traditions, the culture and traditions of the people of Fiji and the wider Polynesian people. I’m overwhelmed and humbled and grateful for this ceremony and I thank you from the bottom of my heart honorable Minister and dear friends.”

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