4 Jan 2019

Australian PM to travel to Fiji this month

2:59 pm on 4 January 2019

Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, will visit Fiji at the end of the month.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on November 29, 2018.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Photo: AFP

Mr Morrison will visit from 17th to the 20th of January.

His visit comes at a time when Australia has found itself misaligned with many Pacific leaders despite efforts to step up in the region.

The latest dispute comes over whether a man jailed in Turkey for charges related to being a member of Islamic State is a Fijian citizen or not.

Neil Prakash was stripped of his Australian citizenship last week with the government there claiming he is also a Fijian citizen.