The group was the first Indo-Fijian group to be invited by the Indian government to participate in the inaugural International Ramayan Mela in Delhi hosted by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Cultural diplomacy is an important component to enhance international relations in an increased globalised, interdependent world, says Fiji's High Commissioner to India Yogesh Karan.
Speaking to foreign diplomats at the ‘end of the year’ reception recently in Suva, the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola said he looked forward to working in close cooperation and partnership with the foreign envoys
A GROUP of students who travelled to Japan on an educational cultural exchange program returned to Fiji earlier this week. The group of 19 post-graduate students were part of USP's JENESYS 2.0 project which sent them to Japan between June 9 and June 21 this year.
As the world is ever increasingly and interdependently globalized the need for mass interaction and communication with the outside world has also increased. Cultural diplomacy is critical in the development of peace and stability ... everyone in Fiji and throughout the world has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community and to gracefully share in its advancement and benefits.
As part of a public diplomacy program, the Fiji mission in New Zealand is actively building people-to-people contacts. The Foreign Ministry says the mission is also seeking to raise awareness of Fiji's national interests among future leaders of New Zealand.
We aren’t doing too much in public diplomacy. We do have regular attendance at such expos, a military band that travels, a festival of arts held in the South Pacific, and shows like Pacific Night in Washington, DC and elsewhere . However, I don’t know if there’s a systematic plan to exploit this area on the world stage.
The New Zealand High Commission as part of its public diplomacy program showcased one of the most successful New Zealand films of all times to local audiences.