Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Fiji on Pacific Islands Forum Agenda

Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers to Discuss EPG�s Report on Fiji
Mar 13, 2007

The EPG delegation to Fiji
Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Affairs Ministers will meet this Friday in Vanuatu to discuss the Eminent Persons Group's report on Fiji.

It has been confirmed that the meeting will focus on the presentations of the EPG report, following which a decision will be taken on whether the forum ministers agree to the report.

The Fiji delegation to Vanuatu is expected to be led by Foreign Affairs Minister, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, and include Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and Foreign Affairs adviser, Isikeli Mataitoga.

Cabinet will make the final decision later today on whether other ministers will be part of the delegation to Vanuatu.

Meanwhile, all eyes of the international community will be on the meeting in Vanuatu as they are expected to make further decisions on Fiji based on what the forum Foreign Ministers decide on the EPG report.

The EPG report recommends that Commodore Frank Bainimarama should resign from the Interim Prime Minister's position and elections should be held within 18 months.

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