27 Jan 2007

Indian High Commissioner says relations with Fiji intact

10:22 am on 27 January 2007

Relations between India and Fiji have remained intact despite last month's military takeover in Suva.

Fiji TV reports that this has been confirmed by the chancellor at the Indian high commission in Suva, Anil Anand.

Mr Anand says India has the best of relations with Fiji at all levels.

He says India will not interfere with Fiji's internal affairs which are for the people of Fiji to decide.

Mr Anand says the Indian government is willing to help Fiji in all areas that it can.

The comments come as Fiji is seeking to build relations with countries in Asia in response to the hardline stand taken by New Zealand and Australia.

Meanwhile, Nauru has become the first country to sign an international agreement with Fiji's new interim administration.

Nauru signed an Air Services Agreement with Fiji yesterday enabling Air Nauru to resume flying to Nadi.