PM on King’s visit

King Charles Speaks to FIJI Water Flying Fijians Coach Simon Raiwalui in Bordeaux for an official engagement and met the Fijian contingent. Picture: NACA CAWANIBULA/ TWITTER - Video grab

“I am a proud Fijian,” says Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka after seeing King Charles III visit our Fiji Water Flying Fijian rugby team in Bordeaux, France.

Prime Minister Rabuka, who is in New York for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78), yesterday told this newspaper via Facebook message that he was also a proud former Fiji Rugby player.

“I am a proud Fijian, a proud former Fiji rugby representative player, I am a proud parent and grandparent and now a proud great grandparent because of the way our young men and women are representing our country in sports in the world, and now in the World Cup Rugby Competition,” he said.

“I have seen a video of our Rugby World Cup team singing while King Charles III listened and watched. They make us proud. They make us want to do better in whatever we are doing.”

Rabuka said he had also been a proud leader at the UNGA 78.

“In my address to the world yesterday, I imagined our Rugby World Cup team was there with the whole management and coaching teams watching and listening – and I wanted them to be proud also as they have made me proud,” he said.

“May God grant our Rugby World Cup team success and happiness in all their games. God bless you all.”

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