9 Jun 2010

Fiji signals realignment towards China and Russia

12:51 pm on 9 June 2010

The Fiji Land Force Commander, Brigadier General Pita Driti, says Fiji is realigning its foreign policy towards Russia and China.

Speaking to Auckland-based Radio Tarana, Brigadier General Driti says New Zealand and Australia are bullies who cry over spilt milk.

He says China as well as Russia are now knocking on Fiji's door.

He says Russia is now more interested in the Pacific and that balance of power is needed.

Relations between the interim regime in Suva and some Pacific Islands Forum countries cooled further after a Forum ministrial group noted that the situation in Fiji was worsening.