17 Nov 2010

Bainimarama in China trade talks until weekend

2:37 pm on 17 November 2010

Fiji's interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has been in meetings in China this week as part of an effort to discuss further trade and economic opportunities.

Commodore Bainimarama left for Zhejiang province last week after being invited by investors from the province following a visit to Fiji by the province's governor Lu Zushan earlier this month.

No details of the discussions or Fiji's trade opportunities in Zhejiang have been released.

The information ministry says Commodore Bainimarama, who is also the interim finance and sugar minister, is expected to return from China at the weekend.

The visit comes as Fiji is to send a former police commissioner, Commodore Esala Teleni, to Beijing as Suva's new ambasssador.