Fiji: Greece donates EUR 75,000 for Cyclone Ami rehabilitation

The Fiji Mission in New York is extremely grateful to the Government of Greece for their donation of 75,000 Euros (approximately FJD150,000) in response to Fiji's international assistance for Cyclone Ami relief and rehabilitation.

Greece is currently the President in Office of the European Union during the first six months of 2003.

According to the Fiji Mission, the kind gesture is an illustration of the strong relations that exist between the two countries, as represented in New York.

"The Fiji Mission is indeed thankful to the Mission of Greece to the UN for their generous response to our appeal."

The Fiji Government launched its appeal for international assistance in the aftermath of Cyclone Ami, on January 23rd.

All Fiji Missions abroad were requested by the Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Ratu Isoa Gavidi, to formally approach Missions of the international community for assistance.

In response to this request, the Fiji Mission to the UN formally approached all the diplomatic Missions based in NY conveying Government's request on January 27.

The same communication was also extended to the Government of Canada, through their Foreign Ministry in Ottawa, as this Mission is also the High Commission to Canada.

The Fiji Mission has received a lot of much appreciated sympathetic responses from various other countries.