Fiji ready to help Solomons - Solomon Star News

Fiji ready to help Solomons

07 April 2014

Fiji will stand in unison with and support Solomon Islands following flash floods in the Melanesian nation that have caused severe destruction and death.

Last week Solomon Islands faced severe destruction following flash floods which also claimed the lives of 16 people so far.

The flash flooding has displaced thousands of her citizens in most parts of the country and mainly in the nation’s capital, Honiara.

In a message to his Solomon Is counterpart Gordon Darcy Lilo, Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama conveyed the sympathies of the Fijian people in response to this disaster.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Fiji, I convey to you and the people of Solomon Islands, our sincere sympathies,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“Our condolences also go to the families of the victims, and we pray to Almighty God to give them patience and fortitude, and to grant all the souls eternal rest.”

The head of government added that Fiji knew from past experience the terrible damage that flooding and similar disasters can reap not just on land and houses but on the lives of those affected.

“The Government and people of Fiji therefore are with you at this difficult time and my Government will lend you and the people of the Solomons whatever support that we can in the coming weeks,” Mr Bainimarama said.

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