20 Feb 2007

Fiji political life stabilising according to interim leaadership

2:48 pm on 20 February 2007

The military-appointed advisor to the Fiji Prime Minister's Office, Parmesh Chand, says political life in Fiji is stabilising since the handover of executive authority to President Ratu Josefa Iloilo.

The coup leader, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, purported to be the president for a month after removing the elected government under a state of emergency.

Mr Chand has told the Fiji Times that despite mixed reactions by the international community, Fiji is moving forward and the interests shown by Malaysian businessmen to investing in Fiji is a welcoming sight.

Mr Chand says the interim government is working on bi-lateral and multilateral engagements with immediate neighbours Australia and New Zealand and he has reiterated that it is looking to sending a delegation to India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.