10 Oct 2016

Fiji president sets off on month-long state trip

5:16 pm on 10 October 2016

Fiji's president Jioji Konrote is departing today for a month long state trip which will include a meeting with the Queen and a visit to peacekeepers in the Middle East.

The Fiji government said next week's meeting with the Queen in London would serve to reaffirm Fiji's commitment to the Commonwealth and its democratic principles.

Major-General Konrote will also meet with the Fijian diaspora and open the world's largest exhibition on Fijian art and cultural artifacts at the University of East Anglia.

The President will be accompanied by the Fiji military's commander, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, on the visit to peacekeeping troops who are stationed in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Sinai and South Sudan.

He'll also be accompanied by his wife Sarote Konrote and three support staff.

Fiji President Jioji Konrote

Fiji President Jioji Konrote Photo: supplied