21 Jun 2008

Fiji Joint Working Group wants Fiji to remain a member

7:44 am on 21 June 2008

The Pacific Islands Forum - Fiji Joint Working Group on the situation in Fiji - is urging the interim regime to remain a member and stay engaged with its regional neighbours.

In a statement, the Joint Working Group says that since its establishment it has been instrumental in supporting Fiji in its preparations to hold democratic elections.

It says this includes commissioning two key reports relating to arrangements for the elections, and establishing a process to facilitate and coordinate donor assistance to Fiji.

The Working Group says it has also discussed a range of matters beyond the elections in line with a set of agreed standing issues.