26 Aug 2010

Fiji talks important to remain engaged, says NZ foreign minister

7:08 pm on 26 August 2010

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully says his latest discussions with his Fiji counterpart are an important part of New Zealand staying engaged with Fiji's interim regime.

New Zealand is critical of the Fiji's military regime's plan to retain power until 2014 when elections have been promised.

Mr McCully says it is clear from this week's talks with Ratu Inoke Kubuabola that the interim regime feels that the international community hasn't been listening to it enough.

"They would argue that the international community hasn't taken sufficient notice of their strategic framework for change process. I've tried to listen to that discussion and to make sure that the international community and particularly New Zealand's concerns are understood."

Murray McCully