27 Dec 2006

Fiji military says it has no plans yet for meeting with Great Council of Chiefs

11:16 am on 27 December 2006

Fiji's military regime says it won't be meeting with the Great Council of Chiefs at this time.

Earlier reports indicated that discussions might go ahead after a meeting of the GCC last week.

But the military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni, says there are no plans to hold any talks:

"They've said they don't recognise the Commander as the head of the country and the president. So likewise we have also informed them that we don't recognise them and we will not be holding any talks with them as of now and until the commander sees it fit to call another Great Council of Chiefs meeting then he will."

The military spokesman, Major Neumi Leweni.

It remains unclear exactly what resolutions the Great Council of Chiefs has made.

The ousted General Secretary of the Council says the chiefs will not release any details until they have consulted the military commander.