Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Speaking in the Solomons parliament, Manasseh Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing Indonesia into the MSG.
He said Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama breached MSG procedure by forcing the other four full members to accept Indonesia into the fold.
Indonesia was given MSG observer status in 2011 when Mr Bainimara was the group's chairman.
In 2015 Indonesia had its status in the group elevated.
Fiji's Defence Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola spoke to Johnny Blades and rejected Mr Sogavare's claim that the MSG didn't reach consensus on the issue.