27 Sep 2014

Fiji to give 'due consideration' to Commonwealth re-entry

7:48 pm on 27 September 2014

Fiji's foreign minister says his government will give due consideration to the Commonwealth's decision to lift Fiji's supension from the organisation.

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group decided to lift Fiji's suspension at a meeting in New York on Friday in recognition of the country's recent elections.

Fiji was partially suspended in 2006 after a military coup and fully suspended in 2009 when the country's constitution was repealed.

The foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, says Fiji is grateful for the lifting of the suspension.