The Papua New Guinea government is denying a claim on social media that it's recruiting Fijians to work in PNG.
The post claimed PNG's Public Service Minister, Soroi Marepo Eoe, met last week with Fiji's High Commissioner to PNG, Mosese Tikoitoga, to discuss the recruitment drive.
But while Mr Eoe did meet with Mr Tikoitoga, it was to establish if a PNG national recruiting labour in Fiji was working in an official capacity.
The Fiji Times reported the minister told Mr Tikoitoga his office was not involved in recruiting any Fijians to work in PNG's Ihu Special Economic Zone project in Gulf Province's Kikori district.
The minister, who is also the member for Kikori Open Electorate, said the recruiter, who is asking for high deposits of about US$1400 from Fijians, is "highly suspicious and misleading".
Fiji's employment ministry is investigating as the man needs a licence to recruit in the country.