11 Jul 2008

Peters to meet Fiji government members

8:05 pm on 11 July 2008

Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, says he will meet with members of Fiji's interim government next week.

He is one of several foreign ministers belonging to the Pacific Islands Forum, who will visit Fiji on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Last month, Fiji suspended talks with the forum's Joint Working Group, which was monitoring its progress towards democratic elections.

Mr Peters hopes the visit will encourage the interim government to resume those talks.

He says a promise was made last year that elections would be held by March 2009, and the forum is relying on that.

Mr Peters welcomes Fiji's appointment of an Acting High Commissioner to Wellington.