Guterres in Fiji for three-day visit

The United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres arrived in Fiji Tuesday night as part of his Pacific tour.

Mr Guterres will receive a traditional welcome Wednesday morning in Suva before meeting the chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Baron Waqa and Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor.

The UN chief will meet Fiji's president and hold bilateral talks with the Fijian prime minister Frank Bainimarama on Thursday before addressing parliament.

Mr Guterres has been invited to lay a wreath at the national war memorial in Veiuto and sail around Suva harbour on a traditional sailing canoe.

He leaves on Saturday for Tuvalu and ends his Pacific island tour in Vanuatu.


Photo Fijian Government. Caption: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives at Nausori International Airport in Fiji as part of his Pacific tour.