7 May 2009

Forum considers location of headquarters

7:12 am on 7 May 2009

The Pacific Forum is evaluating whether its secretariat will remain in Fiji following Fiji's suspension from the Forum.

Forum chair Toke Talagi, who is also the Premier of Niue, says Fiji's interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum should have thought harder before saying that Fiji is part of the Forum and the Forum is part of Fiji.

He says the Forum is still reviewing the future of the secretariat.

Mr Talagi says the decision to suspend Fiji was unanimous and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum was wrong to suggest that smaller Pacific countries were swayed by Australia and New Zealand.