24 Mar 2010

Bainimarama cancels Hong Kong Sevens trip

4:51 pm on 24 March 2010

Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has cancelled his trip to the Hong Kong Sevens, where he was expected to meet New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.

The Fiji Sun reports that Commodore Bainimarama has called off the trip to concentrate on relief efforts following Cyclone Tomas.

The newspaper says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will go in his place but it could not confirm whether he would meet Mr McCully.

It says Commodore Bainimarama has been assessing the cyclone damage before the government decides on a national relief programme.