18 Jun 2007

Fiji interim PM says his administration will stick to its reform programme

10:49 am on 18 June 2007

Fiji's interim prime minister says his administration will move forward with its plans with or without New Zealand and Australia.

Commodore Bainimarama says his interim administration is the government of the day, its has set its goals and mission, and will work towards that end.

He says no one will change that, neither the New Zealand prime minister, Helen Clark, nor her foreign minister, Winston Peters.

His comments came at a media conference attended by large numbers of New Zealand journalists who are in Fiji to report on the expulsion of the New Zealand high commissioner, Michael Green, who has to leave the country by today.

Commodore Bainimarama says Mr Green has been the "enemy of the day" since the military takeover on December 5th.