17 Dec 2012

Fiji yet to appoint high commissioner to Australia

12:38 pm on 17 December 2012

No decision has been made by Fiji on appointing a High Commissioner to Australia.

Fiji's interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, has confirmed this to the Fiji Sun after Canberra announced that Margaret Twomey would be Australian High Commissioner to Fiji.

Fiji had expelled Australia's envoy three years ago.

In July, talks in Sydney led to an agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to restore full diplomatic relations.

Relations soured in part because of travel sanctions imposed on those involved and associated with the 2006 military coup in Fiji.