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Fiji’s Prime Minister offers permanent settlement to people of Tuvalu and Kiribati

DEAR EDITOR, according to a Radio New Zealand International news bulletin today, 3 July, 2017, Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama says people who leave Tuvalu and Kiribati because of climate change will be allowed to settle permanently in Fiji.

Prime Minister Bainimarama is quoted on RNZI as saying, “The i-Kiribati and Tuvaluans “will not be refugees” and he promised that Fijians would take them into their homes and hearts

And we ask other countries to offer the same hospitality to anyone who is displaced by climate change. “Because ultimately, we are one world, one people,” he said.

Yours sincerely