16 Dec 2015

Commonwealth visitors to Nauru upbeat on rule of law

11:51 am on 16 December 2015
Solomon Islands Minister for Foreign Affairs Milner Tozaka

Solomon Islands Minister for Foreign Affairs Milner Tozaka Photo: Supplied

A Commonwealth fact-finding mission to Nauru says it's happy it has a balanced view on the situation despite only talking to one opposition MP.

Milner Tozaka, the Solomon Islands Foreign Minister, accompanied the Commonwealth Secretariat's Pacific representative Albert Mariner to investigate reports of the breakdown of the rule of law in the island nation.

Roland Kun, who had his passport cancelled and has battled the government in the courts for six months, says he approached the two to have his say, on the evening before their departure.

Mr Tozaka said other opposition MPs should have come forward.

"Well I didn't find them, if they avail themselves I will meet them, surely they knew that my visit was there. We listened to the government and what the government says. And the government is in control, they are doing things according to the law, according to the systems and procedures, that's the government, the government is intact."

Milner Tozaka says he has sent his report to the Commonwealth Secretariat.