21 Feb 2008

Forum/Fiji meetings to include Forum foreign ministers in March

4:51 pm on 21 February 2008

Officials from six Pacific countries have again met to discuss a way out of the Fiji political crisis.

The Pacific Islands Forum-Fiji Joint Working Group on the Situation in Fiji has been set up to discuss the restoration of civilian rule, the upholding of the 1997 Constitution and the halting of human rights abuses.

The group discussed a number of issues, including preparations for the Forum Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting to be held in Auckland on March the 26th and the new regulations for the Great Council of Chiefs.

It also welcomed the news that the appointment of the Supervisor of Elections will go ahead.

Officials from Australia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea attended today's meeting.