Press Release – New Zealand Government
McCully in Fiji for talks on election support Foreign Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji to meet with Fijis Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
10 April 2014
McCully in Fiji for talks on election support
Foreign Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji to meet with Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
This is the first visit to Fiji by a New Zealand Minister since the lifting of New Zealand’s remaining travel sanctions against Fiji.
“Fiji is making good strides towards holding elections later this year and this has resulted in a positive shift in New Zealand’s relationship with Fiji,” Mr McCully says.
“There is still a great deal of work to do in Fiji around preparing for elections and supporting the institutions that will underpin a successful return to democratic rule.
“New Zealand wants to support this work and we are throwing our full weight behind Fiji’s return to democracy. I look forward to discussing how we further assist with the September elections during my visit,” says Mr McCully.
Minister McCully travelled to Fiji directly from Papua New Guinea.