New Zealand PM Supports Fiji’s Conditional Return To Forum

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After ‘democratic and fair elections’ Key hopes Fiji will come back

By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, May 30, 2104) – New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will support Fiji’s return to the Pacific Islands Forum provided it holds a free and fair election.

Radio NZ reports that Key made the comments as he left NZ with a NZ parliament delegation for a tour to a few Pacific Islands including Samoa, Tonga and Niue.

He said the return of Fiji to the forum was likely to be a topic of conversation on his tour.

"Providing Frank Bainimarama holds democratic and fair elections ... then the view of New Zealand is it would support a return of Fiji back into the forum."

Other matters set to be discussed are recent severe weather events in Tonga and regional fisheries issues.

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