Monday, January 8, 2018

Longest Serving Female Diplomat Retires


Losirene Lacanivalu Suva, fijisun.com.fj

Image from article, with caption: Retired roving Ambassador Litia Mawi ends her service at the end of this month. She is holding her gift from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and staff members.
Excerpt:
Retired Fijian Roving Ambassador Litia Mawi believes she is still duty bound to the people regionally, nationally and globally.

And at her age she still carries herself with an intelligent and vocal personality where any young man and woman would love to share a conversation with her.

“I am duty bound through responsible global, regional and national citizenship to publicly avail myself for all means of coaching and mentoring of the next generation of humanity in whatever sphere of control, influence and concern God will guide me through,” she said. ...

["]I will also continue advocacy in public diplomacy with the Pacific Fijian Diaspora – Trying to establish a rightful number of Fijian citizens living in these PICTs [Pacific Island Countries and Territories] has been itself a challenge. I 'bent over backwards in some PICTs [ to engage with Fiji’s diaspora communities to strengthen connectivity that will maximise their responsible Pacific citizenship by positively contributing to the overall nation building ideals of both Fiji and their PICTS of residence. Some even refused to register to vote in the 2014 General Elections. I have now partnered with the Fijian Elections Office for voter registration for the 2018 General Elections, including Kiribati, Tonga, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Samoa, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia and progress has been quite encouraging. ["]

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