21 May 2009

Fiji's interim AG is still open to engage wtih European Commission

11:08 am on 21 May 2009

Fiji's interim Attorney General says they do not view the cancellation of the 2009 sugar allocation for Fiji by the European Commission to mean a closing of all dooors.

The move will cost Fiji more than 32 million US dollars.

In a statement, the EC says it has taken the decision to cancel the allocation in the absence of any indication that a legitimate government will be in place in 2009.

But Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum in a statement said the cancellation by the European Commission is its prerogative.

He said Fiji views the Commission as a committed development partner because it has been engaging and open minded.

And he said Fiji wishes to continue to engage with the European Commission.