29 Mar 2008

Fiji's interim prime minister responds to criticism of his support of China's actions

12:51 pm on 29 March 2008

The interim Prime Minister of Fiji, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has responded to criticism of his support for China's actions against Tibetan protestors.

Commodore Bainimarama says he supports the police and army operations China has used to quell riots in Tibet and neighbouring provinces.

He says the protests warrant appropriate action, to maintain peace and stability.

While calling on commentators and the media not to distort the facts, Commodore Bainimarama also noted Fiji values China's contribution to the economy.