17 May 2018

Israel recognises Fiji peacekeeping contribution

8:59 am on 17 May 2018

Fiji's contribution to peace keeping missions in Israel were acknowledged by the Israeli government last week, during a visit by Fiji's minister for agriculture.

Inia Seruiratu led a delegation to an Agritech conference in Israel and also had a bilateral meeting with his Israeli counterpart.

Fiji's Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu

Fiji's Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu Photo: Alex Perrottet / RNZ

Israel said its on hand to further assist Fiji in agricultural training.

Mr Seruiratu conveyed the Fijian government's best wishes to the State of Israel for its 70th anniversary and acknowledged both countries' long and favourable relationship since 1970.

As the leaders exchanged pleasantries, thousands of Palestinans protested Israel's ten year blockade of the Gaza strip where 60 protesters were shot dead this week by Israeli snipers.