Bainimarama’s announcement a key milestone
Hon Murray McCully
of Foreign Affairs
2014 Media Statement
Bainimarama’s announcement a key
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully
today welcomed Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama’s
decision to step down as Commander of the Fiji
“Separating the government and the military is
an important step toward holding credible elections in Fiji
later this year,” Mr McCully says.
announcement is an important milestone on that
“The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact
Group met in Fiji last month and was pleased to see the
registration of political parties and voters as well as the
appointment of Electoral Commission members.
Zealand is providing assistance to the Fiji Elections Office
and stands ready to provide further support as needed,” Mr
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