Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama made these remarks at a dinner with the British Columbia Muslim Association in Canada yesterday.
Bainimarama highlighted that in Fiji a public holiday is set aside for Prophet Mohammed’s birthday as well as great commemorations for other major religions- Christianity and Hinduism.
He adds that very few countries do this and Fiji is proud to be one of them which underline the unique nature in Fiji.
Bainimarama emphasized that Fiji is a multi-faith nation with a new constitution that guarantees religious freedom and establishes a secular state.
The Prime Minister added many Fijians were alarmed by the provision in the new constitution that makes Fiji a secular state.