US Embassy celebrates 248th American Independence Day

Yesterday, during a county fair in Suva, the US Embassy celebrated the 248th American Independence Day with the people of Fiji.

In advance of July 4th, Fiji had an early celebration in recognition of those who would be leaving the country to spend their summer vacation in the United States.

US Ambassador to Fiji Marie Damour reiterated the US government’s commitment to addressing the effects of climate change in Fiji during her speech at the event.

According to Damour, promoting sustainable agriculture is a good method to make people more resilient to the effects of climate change.

“We’re finding climate-resistant and nutrient-rich indigenous crops, and we’re working to enhance those plant strains to increase their yield. In order for these plants to flourish, we are also creating better soils, and we are doing that right here in Fiji.
According to Damour, it is a component of the US President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience, which aims to improve global food security and safety.

She goes on to say that the US Agency for International Development’s establishment of the Pacific Islands Mission serves as further evidence of their dedication to the citizens of Pacific Island nations.

Chief Justice Salesi Temo, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, Acting President, members of the diplomatic corps, ministers, assistant ministers, and representatives of civil society groups were present at the occasion.

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