Fiji: Ratu Wiliame Katonivere bestowed the Honorary Officer of the Order of Fiji Medal to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Fiji, His Excellency Qian Bo, during a special investiture ceremony at the State House this morning (29/11/22).
President Katonivere, while acknowledging Ambassador Bo, said he had outdone himself with outstanding achievements during his tenure, which began in 2018.
“Ambassador Qian Bo is a committed activist who has earned a proud record of service as the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Fiji. Ambassador Bo went beyond the status quo and developed and created new opportunities for the relations between our two nations while staying true to the traditional role of a diplomat,” President Katonivere said.
“Ambassador Bo secured support towards the development of vital sectors of Fiji’s economy, seen through the signing of numerous MOUs and Cooperation Agreements between Fiji and the People’s Republic of China, which have benefited both of our nation’s development.”
President Katonivere said Ambassador Bo went to great lengths to understand the dynamics of the Fijian society truly.
“He was not complacent when it came to an understanding of the complexities of our interests. He approached his role with a curiosity that paved the way for constant and intentional engagement,” he added.
“In my opinion, his constant engagements allowed for the many developments that we see had been undertaken since 2018 and continue today.”
Ambassador Bo received the Honorary Officer of the Order of Fiji, which is bestowed upon those who have rendered distinguished service of a high degree to Fiji and humanity at large.