16 Sep 2016

Fiji reshuffle puts relations with Aust/NZ at risk

From , 5:03 am on 16 September 2016

An international relations scholar at the University of Fiji, Richard Herr, says Fiji's relations with Australia and New Zealand are at risk after a cabinet reshuffle in Fiji.

The Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has taken on the foreign affairs portfolio from his long-time Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Ratu Inoke has overseen a warming relationship between Fiji and its bigger neighbours since the 2014 elections.

Dr Herr told Sally Round the portfolio move was a surprise because Ratu Inoke had made a long commitment to foreign affairs.