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'Wonderful': Fiji prime minister after meeting Penny Wong

Frank Bainimarama tells Australian foreign minister 'Fiji not anyone's backyard'

"[O]ur greatest concern isn’t geopolitics -- it’s climate change," Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama writes on Twitter.   © Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Saturday he had a "wonderful meeting" with Australia's Foreign Minister Penny Wong, who traveled to Fiji days after being sworn in to show the new government's attention to the Pacific Islands.

"Fiji is not anyone's backyard - we are a part of a Pacific family," Bainimarama wrote on Twitter, posting a picture of himself and Penny Wong shaking hands.

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