4 Jun 2010

Fiji abandons Forum group talks

6:03 pm on 4 June 2010

Fiji's interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says he will have no more dealings with the Pacific Islands Forum ministerial group tasked with liaising with Fiji.

This comes after the group reported that the situation in Fiji is worsening.

Commodore Bainimarama says the people are happy with the regime and foreign leaders should talk with the people on the ground.

He's told Auckland-based Radio Tarana that he rejects the position taken by some Forum countries.

"Unfortunately Fiji will not toe the line but will act independently as a sovereign country for its national interests. In this situation they want to continue to want to impose the concept of democracy to resolve Fiji's issues. Let me just remind them Fiji will seek its own path to a true democratic nation."