10 Oct 2009

President Obama sends Fiji day message

9:13 am on 10 October 2009

The United States President Barrack Obama says America stands with the people of Fiji in their pursuit of a brighter future.

Fijilive reports President Obama sent a Fiji Day message, on behalf of the American people, congratulating the people of Fiji on the 39th anniversary of Fiji's Independence on October 10.

He says Fiji and the US enjoy a friendship founded on the mutual commitment to peace, freedom, the rule of law, and democratic ideals.

President Obama says it is through a shared commitment to these ideals that the friendship between the two countries has developed so strongly over the years."

The note, sent via the US Embassy in Suva, is addressed to "the people of Fiji" and signed "sincerely, Barack Obama".