10 Sep 2010

Marshalls endorses Fiji regime's election agenda

1:11 pm on 10 September 2010

The foreign minister of the Marshall Islands, John Silk, has come out in support of the Fiji's interim regime's plan to hold elections in 2014.

According to the Fiji Sun, Mr Silk says Fiji can only be supported to do what it plans to do, adding that Fiji knows best what is good for it.

He made the comment after meeting the Fiji interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, who thanked Mr Silk for his understanding.

The regime in Suva, which overthrew the elected government in a coup in 2006, has been running the country by decree and says it won't relinquish power to an elected government until 2014.

Following his talks with Ratu Inoke, Mr Silk told the Fiji Sun that in countries where democracy has been enforced from the outside, the end result has been a failure.