Monday, July 21, 2008

NFP Reiterates Need For Sanctions

NFP Reiterates Need For Sanctions
Publish date/time: 21/07/2008

The National Federation Party reiterates the need for sanctions to remain on Fiji.

Party general secretary, Pramod Rae believes travel sanctions against the Interim Government and the Military is not affecting majority of the ordinary citizens of the country.

However, Rae said the NFP has made submissions to the Ministerial Contact group to relax travel sanctions in times of medical emergencies, students affected under scholarships and other circumstances.

Meanwhile, ousted Prime Minister and Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua leader Laisenia Qarase refused to comment about the travel sanctions against Fiji.

NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters claims that a majority of the people in Fiji support the sanctions imposed on Fiji by NZ, including the political leaders who met with them yesterday.

However, Fiji's Interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama said the sanctions are hindering Fiji's growth and development and it is worrying to hear Peters say that people have told them to continue with the sanctions.

Peters said the sanctions will continue.

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