Interview – By Sally Round of Radio New Zealand International
Fiji’s Foreign Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, says high-level diplomatic exchanges between Fiji and New Zealand will not happen until after the Fiji elections next year because New Zealand continues to campaign against the military-backed regime in Suva.
The two governments, together with Australia, agreed in July last year to restore High Commissioners to each other’s capitals following tit-for-tat expulsions in 2009.
Ratu Inoke said this was because of some of the things New Zealand and Australia had done towards Fiji, including their actions before the Fiji-initiated Pacific Islands Development Forum, which held its inaugural meeting in Nadi last week. Read more »