11 May 2011

Fiji interim foreign minister meets top Commonwealth official

9:37 am on 11 May 2011

Fiji's foreign ministry says the minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has met a top Commonwealth adviser during a visit to London.

The ministry gave no details of the discussions between Ratu Inoke and Amitav Banerji, who is the chief political adviser to the Commonwealth secretary general.

The meeting took place just days after the Commonwealth upheld Fiji's suspension from the 53-nation group over its failure to embrace political reform.

Fiji was suspended from the Commonwealth in September 2009 when military ruler Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 coup, refused to bow to demands to hold elections.

The Fiji regime has said it will cede power to an elected government in 2014.