John Fugui Obituary, Death – On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) made the sad announcement that the Solomon Islands’ first Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the late John Moffat Fugui, had passed away. His Excellency served in this capacity (22 December 2022). After experiencing a cardiac arrest in Beijing, the late Ambassador, who had been 61 years old, passed away. The plans to transport the late Ambassador Fugui home are being worked out by MFAET in consultation with the PRC’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The government and the diplomatic community will be given the opportunity to sign a condolence book that will then be made public. The departure of the late Fugui has been hailed as a loss of an inspirational leader, as well as a someone who loved their country and devoted their life to serving it, according to the Ministry. He was also said to be a Diplomat who had huge aspirations to link the Solomon Islands with the People’s Republic of China, which is the largest country in the world.
He was also a well-read diplomat who got along famously with young people up until the time of his death. The late Fugui, in addition to his most recent role as a diplomat, served as a Member of Parliament from the years 2010 to 2020. He served as Minister of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD), Minister of Public Service, Minister of Environment, Conservation & Meteorology, and Minister of Disaster Management, in addition to his role as Deputy Speaker of Parliament. He also held a number of other ministerial positions.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Politics from the University of Hawaii at Monoa in Honolulu. The Ministry would like to express its deepest sympathies to madam Jennifer Fugui and their four children, and pray that God would bless their father’s soul.