Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development Hon. Premila Kumar congratulated the Fiji-USA Business Council for another successful year in operation.

” I would like to congratulate the Board Members, the Council President and his team for another successful year. Your invaluable contribution over the past year in promoting broader and deeper Fiji-U.S. relations, is acknowledged,” Minister Kumar said at the council’s annual general meeting this evening.

“The Fijian Government appreciates the enormous potential in the bilateral relationship. This is clearly evident from our diplomatic and commercial presence in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, respectively.”

During the AGM she announced the new Trade Commissioner for North America, Mr Praneet Singh who comes with vast experience in the private sector, having been a Senior Accountant at ANZ Bank in New Zealand.

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Mr Singh will take up office in the next few months and Minister Kumar urged support from the council for the new appointment.